Facebook program would help students teach themselves

07/20/2010 | T.H.E. Journal

Faculty at the University of Arizona are developing a Facebook application to empower students in grades 6-12 to take charge of their own education. The Teach Ourselves program allows users to earn points by completing homework, critiquing others' writing, demonstrating how to solve math equations and creating Web-based learning tools. The project will focus content on biology, chemistry, physics and computer science, among other subjects, and will be offered to students in 15 states, though the university hopes to expand it to students from all states.

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