Facebook starts first project in education sector

Facebook has launched a free educational software in US that will provide personalised learning to the children.

Coursework can be handled by students according to their learning pace while teachers and parents can track their progress.

Facebook's chief product officer Chris Cox said that the firm wanted to create a classroom "centred around students' ambitions".

The system allows content and tests to be delivered online and classroom time is reserved for "teacher-led real-world projects and collaborations", it said.

"The technology itself has the power to bring to life the daily work by putting it in context," said Mr Cox.

"It frees up classroom time for teachers to do what they do best - mentor students directly - and for students to spend time collaborating with, and in some cases, teaching each other."

Facebook collaborated with non-profit Summit Public Schools for developing the software.


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