“Internet.org is about working together to remove barriers to access and give billions of people the power to connect to the knowledge economy,” said Facebook’s Vice President of Growth and Analytics Javier Olivan.

Facebook is becoming more prevalent throughout the world each day, with more than 1 billion users in over 60 countries. Its extension to SocialEDU is not the first attempt to expand digital learning on a global scale.

The social networking service’s head of global policy development Matt Perault spoke of the “opportunity in education” to connect MOOCs with networks like Facebook to impact a larger group of users at the Transform Africa 2013 Summit in Rwanda, according to Wired.

EdX was even able to expand its course services to China in October 2013.

Mike Siegel is an editorial intern at eCampus News.

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