Stanford gets a Facebook course
Stanford University has jumped into the Facebook game and opened up a course for students to learn how to build Facebook Applications. Given that there are a number of people that are developing tools for the social network it seems like a great idea. The course will not focus on building the applications themselves, it will focus on designing persuasive and engaging user experiences within Facebook.
The Stanford course is still in an experimental phase, and will not be rolled out over videocast or podcast sessions like some Stanford courses do until it gets sorted out and fine-tuned. It is being taught by Dave McClure, the well known software developer, angel investor, internet marketer and of 500 hats fame, and BJ Fogg who operates a Stanford lab and runs YackPack an online group connector.