In the next phase, Facebook is planning a large-scale teaching program and in this regard, the social media site collaborates with popular online course platform Coursera.
At the initial level, two new courses will be introduced including Marketing Analytics and Software development programs. Previously, Facebook has introduced a Social Media Marketing course which is still popular.
Facebook has said that we will provide technical skills to the students, which can easily be passed from one student to another. This program will depend on the speed of the learner but will last up to 20 weeks.
Facebook has also said that more job-oriented courses will be introduced, but will preferably offer courses that are in extraordinary demand. Facebook wants to reach out to people around the world who come from different backgrounds and income groups.
It is to be noted that Facebook has introduced certification scholarships for one lakh black students while during the pandemic 3000 more scholarships were awarded.
Earlier, Facebook had offered certification scholarships to 100,000 black students, while another 3,000 scholarships were provided in the Covid-19 epidemic. However, the Covid-19 Scholarship was offered to Facebook employees around the world. For new courses, priorities will be given to refugees, students from poor countries, and families of ex-soldiers.
Noting the importance of the new courses, Facebook said that according to the report of the World Economic Forum 2020, by 2025, half of the world’s employees will have to learn new courses in a rapidly changing context. That’s why Facebook has launched these two major programs with Coursera.