Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching


Continuing to play around with collaborative education, Grockit launched Learnist in May, and it has since been dubbed a “Pinterest for education.” Learnist allows teachers and students to post content from the web to a digital clipboard, which can then be commented on and shared with others.

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Social learning company Grockit announced today that it has raised a new round of strategic investment from Discovery Communications, the media giant best known for its television properties, like the Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, among others. The investment also includes participation from Summit Group (investors in Uber and Scribd) as well as previous investors Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital, Integral Capital Partners and GSV Capital Corp.

In addition to the capital investment, which from what we’ve heard is about $20 million, the strategic investment from Discovery will also include shared technology, as well as marketing, distribution and promotional opportunities via Learnist, Grockit’s social learning platform. This not only marks the first time that the TV and media giant has invested in a social learning startup, but it also brings Grockit’s total investment to just under $45 million.

Experimenting can pay off. Grockit first emerged in 2006 as a…

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
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