EdX, Facebook Team Up for Rwandan Students

February 25, 2014

Amid the flood of new gadgets unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced a partnership with the massive open online course provider edX to offer free courses in Rwanda. The initiative, known as SocialEDU, gives students in Rwanda access to edX content through the Facebook mobile app. Nokia and Airtel will offer inexpensive smart phones and data plans, respectively, to aid the effort. Facebook and Nokia are, along with a handful of other companies, members of the Internet.org organization, which works to provide internet access to developing countries.

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