MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge Cloud platform EdCast today announced Health.EdCast.Org a new online site for leading healthcare, university and public policy organizations to make available personalized learning about Ebola and the spread and prevention of this deadly disease.
EdCast today appealed to experts on Ebola and its prevention to contribute content to the Health.EdCast.Org portal which allows for social collaboration for users to promote awareness and share best practices with each other. World-class practitioners will monitor and contribute to the site to maintain high quality materials – both in content and discussion topics.
At the core of Health.EdCast.Org is a new cloud-based platform designed by EdCast that, for the first time, brings together multiple universities and organizations to share the latest developments in the search to understand the spread and prevention of Ebola.
"Open education on Ebola is critical for the global community to understand and protect themselves from this devastating disease," said Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of EdCast. "The new portal Health.EdCast.Org is a first in online education because it brings together multiple perspectives from various sources – not all from one university or constituency -- to ensure quality content and information."
The course will initially be moderated by Marcel Salathe, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University.
"I'm looking forward to contribute to the spread of accurate information on the current Ebola epidemic," said Salathe who has run two popular MOOCs on infectious disease dynamics. "There is too much misinformation out there, and I hope others will join me in curating a repository of trustworthy information as this situation develops."
The educational content on Health.EdCast.Org is optimized by the memory management platform Cerego which provides a personalization layer that enables better learning and retention by boosting the memory strength of users.
"It's crucial that our workforce, as well as the general public, be well-informed," said Andrew Smith Lewis, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Cerego. "Through this integration with EdCast, we hope to help easily commit essential information to memory for people fighting the battle against Ebola around the world."
Health.EdCast.Org was presented November 9th at the University of California Berkeley on a panel hosted by the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network Community at TechCon 2014 which brings together academics, students, development experts, field practitioners and the private sector focused on innovative approaches to solution creation, testing and scaling for international development.
Cerego is the essential memory management tool. We partner with great teachers, administrators and institutions to amplify growing minds everywhere. Our team is comprised of experts in adaptive learning and memory science. Through our core adaptive learning platform, web application and full suite of mobile applications, we have been helping students to enrich their lives, by learning and retaining knowledge more effectively for over a decade. Cerego is located in San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://cerego.com/.
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors, students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud™ powers online learning portals built on OpenEdX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits to enable millions of students to collaborate with each other and learn. The team has a track record of building large-scale transformational technology and are passionate about the global impact of mobile and online education. EdCast is a Stanford StartX company backed by tier one venture capital firms. The company is based in Mountain View, CA with offices worldwide. To learn more, visit http://edcast.com.