Facebook has launched an online education portal, ‘We Think Digital’, which aims to train a million people across eight countries in the Asia-Pacific, in the next one year.
Covering a wide range of topics, including security, privacy, digital footprint and safety, the tutorials offered by the portal will be interactive and help improve people’s critical thinking. These online tutorials have been developed with the help of valuable inputs from experts including journalists, academics and representatives of NGOs and civil society organisations.
The platform is aimed at the rapidly growing Internet population in the Asia Pacific region. It is reported that almost about two and a half billion people are already online, and the numbers are increasing with each passing day.
The platform will cater to current users as well as new users, irrespective of age and skill level. It will explain to them the various ways in which they can safely use and enjoy digital technology. The tutorials will explain the basics of what the Internet is and what social media is all about, and how it works. It will help users manage their digital footprint. The interactive sessions will clear the doubts people may have about online and offline interaction, and the concepts of plagiarism, copyright as well as netiquette.
‘We Think Digital’ has been launched in Singapore to begin with, and will soon be launched in regions other than the Asia Pacific, such as Argentina and Mexico too.