EdCast’s EdCasting functionality launched with a diverse offering from many notable educators, national leaders, and tech industry gurus. Those leaders already EdCasting include (listed in alphabetical order):

  • TJ Bliss, of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, on the power of sharing online content.
  • John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist and Director of Xerox PARC, on motivating learners.
  • Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Labs, on the importance of being “antidisciplinary” in education.
  • Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus and startup investor, on the value proposition of college.
  • Dr. William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and head of the Dr. William J. Perry Project, on the middle east arms race.
  • Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, on a wide range of global politics topics.
  • Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, on digital credentialing and open badges.
  • Vivek Wadwha, of Duke and Singularity University, on technology disruptions with lasting value.

(For the full list, see the press release)

A snapshot of Mark Surman's EdCasting page.

A snapshot of Mark Surman’s EdCasting page.

“EdCasting moves learning from the industrial age to the knowledge age with innovative, bite-size curated insights,” said Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense of the United States & professor (emeritus) at Stanford University, in a statement. “EdCasting brings a new platform to influencers and educators and levels the playing field for a global audience eager to learn and share knowledge.”


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