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Grockit picks up $20M led by Discovery Communications to expand its social learning tool Learnist

Grockit picks up $20M led by Discovery Communications to expand its social learning tool Learnist | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Grockit, an online social learning company, has received a $20 million investment from Discovery Communications and others in a move that will go towards building out the company’s Learnist product. It also marks what the company says, the first “social learning startup investment from a global leader in broadcast and digital media.” Through this strategic investment, Grockit will be receiving capital investment, shared technology, marketing distribution, and promotion.

Learnist is a social learning platform that lets students and teachers create a “learn board” to help educate people on subjects ranging from English to more complex subjects. It is a collection of videos, blogs, and images that can be used to help someone learn.

Discovery’s Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette says that with Learnist, “we see a natural accompaniment to our primary video content business, with a unique knowledge platform and model that encourages passionate audiences to share what they know and learn what they don’t.”
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How breaking news works now, and why Storyful wants to help

How breaking news works now, and why Storyful wants to help | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it
As more and more breaking news comes to us through social media, the task of determining what is true and what isn't becomes exponentially harder.

 

By now, most of us have gotten used to the idea that news no longer comes exclusively from one or two mainstream sources such as a newspaper or TV channel — in many cases, we see it first on Twitter or Facebook or through some other form of social media, and the source is often someone directly involved in the event, whether it’s an earthquake or a shooting. But how do we know whether these reports are genuine? For both news consumers and media outlets of all kinds, making sense of that growing flood of real-time information is a critical goal, but the tools with which to do so are still not readily available.

 

That’s why Storyful, a service that partners with media companies to aggregate and verify news from social networks, says it has decided to open up its formerly private Twitter account to help crowdsource the distribution and verification of breaking news reports.

 

Before he started the company in 2010, Storyful’s founder Mark Little was a foreign correspondent for a number of outlets such as Ireland’s Raidió Teilifís Éireann — much like Burt Herman, a former Associated Press reporter who started a company with a somewhat similar name: Storify. But while Storify is designed as a tool that anyone can use to pull together or “curate” a social-media stream from sources like Twitter and Flickr, the idea behind Storyful was to build a professional service staffed by journalists who could track breaking news reports through social networks and help media companies verify them. The company has a staff of 33 editors working in dozens of countries, and works with a number of outlets such as the New York Times and Reuters.

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