Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Teaching Courses via Facebook?

The London School of Business & Finance is offering courses via Facebook. Will law schools be far behind or will they think better of the idea? Here are the opening paragraphs of an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education online:

 By Travis Kaya

Facebook has changed the way students, faculty members, and administrators communicate outside the classroom. Now, with the introduction of the London School of Business & Finance’s Global MBA Facebook app, Facebook is becoming the classroom.

The Global MBA app—introduced in October—lets users sample typical business-school courses like corporate finance and organizational behavior through the social-networking site.  The free course material includes interactive message boards, a note-taking tool, and video lectures and discussions with insiders from industry giants like Accenture Management Consulting and Deloitte. This may be a good way to market a school, notes an observer from a business-school accrediting organization, but it may not be the best way to deliver courses.

Here is a link to the full article.


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