Facebook, an Online Learning Platform?

Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, Jun 11, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It makes sense for a platform to want to be a platform, and so it's no surprise that Facebook would look with eager eyes at online learning. And it's integrated deep into Facebook functionality. The course is offered as a service within a discussion group, rather than discussion group offered as a service within a course. "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."
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