It’s no secret that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is passionate about education and now he is paving the way to better children’s educational experience. In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg explains that him and his wife Priscilla “have a long-term commitment to improve education“.
The project, dubbed Personalised Learning Platform (PLP), is aimed at helping students reach their full educational potential. Teachers and students will collaborate to customise each student’s learning and academic approach to achieve personalised outcomes. Technology is key in the project’s success and enables teachers and students to work together to create learning outcomes, study plans, track progress, identify areas of concern and have all the study gear you need in one convenient place. Zuckerberg explains that the use of technology in education assists teachers in mentoring and educating students.
Zuckerberg and his wife have provided assistance to Summit Public Schools by improving and building their technology to help building the PLP. This program aims to ensure that more student participate in educational programs and reach their full educational potential, with Zuckerberg explaining that:
We’re starting small but planning to grow this program to offer personalised learning technology for free to many more schools.
Zuckerberg believes that by creating the technology and building the software the company will enable many children to experience what personalised learning is all about. The program will be used as a type of case study to help the assist the program in developing and growing with the support of educators, students, parents and organisations.