Lore, the fast-growing network for students and instructors, is introducing sweeping changes to its platform as the fall term approaches.
Since launching seven months ago, instructors at over 600 schools—including Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton—have adopted the platform. Lore gives courses a home online, providing management tools like a gradebook, and a Facebook-like environment for students to communicate with each other.
Originally known as Coursekit, the company is often described as the young challenger to enterprise software giant Blackboard. Lore's founders are clear, though, that their vision is about building a consumer-facing product—one that looks more like a modern social network.