EdCast Expands Its Micro-Learning Network for Youth and Enterprises with HP LIFE

New social learning platform offered in seven languages features 25
interactive courses, personalized content and peer-expert engagement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EdCast,
the fast-growing social knowledge network on which users learn from the
masters, today announced that it has added HP’s online Learning
Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) to its network. HP
LIFE 2.0
, powered by EdCast’s knowledge sharing platform, will
harness the influence of EdCast’s social learning platform as it offers
25 interactive micro-courses.

Aimed at providing baseline business skills development for the
underserved, the program helps aspiring entrepreneurs, students and
small business owners. Offered in seven languages, HP LIFE 2.0’s
self-paced micro-courses cover a wide spectrum of topics including
strategic planning, leadership, sales, social media marketing, energy
efficiency, funding and finance.

As part of the new EdCast platform, the informal learning offered
through micro-courses will be complemented with a personalized feed of
bite-sized content that users can consume every day. This continuous
stream of high-value curated content is chosen based on the individual’s
interests, knowledge base and learning behaviors, so that they can
collaborate with their peers to create an engaging learning experience.

“Social learning is an increasingly powerful pedagogical tool that
promotes optimum engagement and daily learning by encouraging users to
connect and collaborate with peers and influencers,” says Karl Mehta,
EdCast CEO and Founder. “EdCast has proven experience in this space, and
is delighted to work closely with HP to deliver further meaningful,
accessible learning solutions to a broad cross-section of global users.”

“We’re delighted that HP LIFE 2.0 is now available on the EdCast
platform,” says Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability Innovation Officer, HP.
“Technology is a key enabler for millions of talented people around the
world who do not have access to the educational resources they need to
reach their full potential. HP LIFE 2.0 opens a pathway to learning for
underserved youth, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
everywhere – providing anyone with internet connection access to free,
practical business training that helps improve economic development and
strengthen technical literacy.”

Through the EdCast platform, HP LIFE 2.0, which is used by people in
more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, now enables users to
discover new topics and access additional quality content from a wide
variety of thought leaders. HP LIFE 2.0 also provides access to private
communities and discussion forums for collaborating partners.

For more information:

Log on to www.EdCast.com
or contact Zachary Pardes of RLM Public Relations: EdCast@RLMpr.com,
(561) 400-7438.

Organizations interested in using HP LIFE 2.0 in their program, should
contact life-global@hp.com to
find out more.

About EdCast

EdCast is a social knowledge network built to enhance human ability to
collaborate and learn. EdCast Knowledge NetworksTM power
social, mobile and cloud-based learning for world-class institutions,
enterprises, governments and nonprofits and enables millions of lifelong
learners to collaborate. The EdCast executive team has a track record of
building large-scale transformational technology; all are passionate
about the global impact of mobile and online learning. EdCast is a
Stanford StartX company backed by tier one VC firms. The Company is
based in Mountain View CA, with offices worldwide.

Contacts

Media:
RLM Public Relations
Zachary Pardes, (561)
400-7438
Zach@RLMpr.com