Learning on Facebook – Does This Make Sense?

Ali - Januar 13th, 2012

From time to time we think about new features and useful add-ons for our flashcards app. Once we thought about developing a facebook app in order to enable users to use CoboCards directly on Facebook. Later we rejected that out of hand. Facebook is an entertainment platform and not a learning platform. Learning is a serious business. Noone should disturb you while learning.

Then we thought about a vocab game. In a given period of time participants should answer to 15 vocabulary cards from different categories (e.g. French A2, GRE etc). We never designed this idea. The reason is that people hardly interact on Facebook. Ok, they like photos, comment and watch videos. But that’s it. There was always a risk of developing something, putting a lot of effort in it and noone uses it later.