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Facebook introduces free learning system for schools

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by capslocked, Sep 6, 2015.

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    Last year, more than 2,000 students and 100 teachers spent the school year using it. For 2015, we’re supporting Summit as it partners with public schools who want to explore personalized learning through a small pilot program,” Cox said.

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    The project dubbed as the “Personalized Learning Plan” (PLP) enables both teachers and students to work on their own learning plans, while tracking their progress and finding other educational materials within the system.

    Meanwhile, Facebook’s Founder Mark Zuckerberg assured everyone that in compliance with the government’s directives on students’ data privacy, the PLP will be running on a system separate from the social network.

    Summit subscribes to the White House-endorsed Student Privacy Pledge, so everyone working on this has strict privacy controls to protect student data in accordance with the Pledge,” Zuckerberg posted on his account.

    originally started in 2003 when Zuckerberg, who was then a sophomore student at Harvard, created “Facemash”, a program that functioned as an online directory of students’ photos and basic information. He obtained the data by hâckïng into dormitories’ computers – an action that made him face expulsion from the university.

    Since then, Zuckerberg’s group has forged several partnerships with technological companies making the program now known as Please or Register to view linksthe largest social networking system on the World Wide We
     
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