Facebook: the new Online Learning Platform?

June 14, 2017
 

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, Facebook is testing new features in its developer community that, if rolled out across the platform, could let anyone on the social networking service teach online courses.

Moderators of some Facebook groups listed as school or class have recently noticed that they can add course units that link to one another. As members of the groups work their way through the units, their efforts are tracked by a progress bar.

The features are part of the Developers Circles initiative to connect local developers with one another that Facebook launched at this spring. The company is working with online education provider Udacity to create training programs for developers who participate in the circles.

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