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Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 The ‘f’ word in HE: reflecting on the ‘sexing up’ of un...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 The Facebook 'addict' Anita Bacs...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 The ‘reluctant’ Facebook user Dr...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 The ‘professional’ Facebook user...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 The ‘f’ word in HE? <ul><li>Face...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 ‘ Disruptive identity performanc...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 ‘ Identity incongruence’ (1) ......
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 ‘ Identity incongruence’ (2) ......
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Technology domains/spheres (1)  ...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Adapted from Jones & Lea 2008  T...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Why Facebook?
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Aims of pilot <ul><li>to support...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Our Facebook group (1)
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Our Facebook group (2)
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Our Facebook group (3)
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Our Facebook group (4)
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Problems? <ul><li>students’ use ...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Evaluation <ul><li>Positive effe...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 Surprises? <ul><li>students desi...
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 3 conclusions
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 References (1) Baran, B. (2010)....
The ‘f’ word in HE  |  Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill  |  6 th  September 2011 References (2) Hughes, G. (2009)...
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  • Jones, S. &amp; Lea, M.R. (2008). Digital Literacies in the Lives of Undergraduate Students: Exploring Personal and Curricular Spheres of Practice. The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 6(3): 207-216. Retrieved 29 December, 2009, from &lt;a href=&amp;quot;http://www.ejel.org/&amp;quot; rel=&amp;quot;nofollow&amp;quot;&gt;www.ejel.org/&lt;/a&gt; Volume-6/v6-i3/JonesandLea.pdf
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    1. 1. Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 The ‘f’ word in HE: reflecting on the ‘sexing up’ of undergraduate education with Facebook
    2. 2. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 The Facebook 'addict' Anita Bacs KU undergraduate 2008-2011 KU postgraduate 2011-
    3. 3. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 The ‘reluctant’ Facebook user Dr Karen Lipsedge Principal Lecturer in Media and Communication and School of Humanities Limited interest in any kind of technology.
    4. 4. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 The ‘professional’ Facebook user Tony McNeill Principal Lecturer in Learning Technology Interest in all sorts of technology – 'school tools' and 'cool tools'.
    5. 5. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 The ‘f’ word in HE? <ul><li>Facebook still centre of moral panics (e.g. “Facebook generation” riots of August 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook as ‘improper’ or inappropriate in HE (Hughes 2009; Selwyn 2009) </li></ul>
    6. 6. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 ‘ Disruptive identity performances’ ... Facebook was acting as a ready space for resistance and the contestation of the asymmetrical power relationship built into the established offline positions of university, student and lecturer (Bourdieu and Passeron 1977). (Selwyn 2009: 172)
    7. 7. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 ‘ Identity incongruence’ (1) ... knowledge-related identity incongruence can arise from incompatibility between identities performed through personal or everyday knowledge and the identities associated with knowledge production in formal learning communities. (Hughes 2009: 301)
    8. 8. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 ‘ Identity incongruence’ (2) ... while social software encourages dissemination of learner-generated content, it does not necessarily facilitate the challenging and reconstruction of that content and the identification with new forms of knowledge. (Hughes 2009: 301)
    9. 9. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Technology domains/spheres (1) <ul><li>personal/social </li></ul><ul><li>vernacular </li></ul><ul><li>self-generated </li></ul><ul><li>bottom-up </li></ul><ul><li>study/work </li></ul><ul><li>imposed </li></ul><ul><li>mandated </li></ul><ul><li>top-down </li></ul>
    10. 10. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Adapted from Jones & Lea 2008 Technology domains/spheres (2)
    11. 11. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Why Facebook?
    12. 12. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Aims of pilot <ul><li>to support induction and pre-induction </li></ul><ul><li>to facilitate the transition to HE </li></ul><ul><li>to help Level 4 students become an integral part of the M&CS online community and develop a cohort identity </li></ul><ul><li>to ‘assist where people find offline sociality difficult’ (Miller, 2011:183) </li></ul>
    13. 13. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Our Facebook group (1)
    14. 14. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Our Facebook group (2)
    15. 15. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Our Facebook group (3)
    16. 16. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Our Facebook group (4)
    17. 17. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Problems? <ul><li>students’ use of Facebook email facility </li></ul><ul><li>making transition to StudySpace (proactive weaning – one colleague described the Facebook group as “a great big apron string”) </li></ul><ul><li>The group’s popularity! </li></ul>
    18. 18. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Evaluation <ul><li>Positive effect in 3 main areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students’ preparedness for induction week and lower levels of anxiety about joining the University; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social integration/making new friends; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students’ perception of the course and of Kingston University. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 Surprises? <ul><li>students desired tutors’ involvement in group; </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook was used to establish new contacts; </li></ul><ul><li>most students read content rather than contributed; </li></ul><ul><li>students used the group flexibly to create communities within communities and for their own purposes beyond the initial pre-induction/induction period. </li></ul>
    20. 20. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 3 conclusions
    21. 21. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 References (1) Baran, B. (2010). Facebook as a formal instructional environment. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(6):146-149 Bassford, M. and Ivins, J. (2009). Encouraging formative peer review via social networking sites. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(5): 67–69 Ellison, N. B. et al. (2007) “The benefits of Facebook ‘friends’: Social capital and college students’ use of online social network sites”, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4) [Online]. Available at:http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ellison.html (Accesssed: 05 June 2011). Greenhow, C. and Robelia, E. (2009). Informal learning and identity formation in online social networks. Learning, Media and Technology , 34(2): 119–140.
    22. 22. The ‘f’ word in HE | Anita Bacs, Karen Lipsedge & Tony McNeill | 6 th September 2011 References (2) Hughes, G. (2009). Social Software: New Opportunities for Challenging Social Inequalities in Learning? Learning, Media and Technology , 34(4): 291-305 Jones, S. and Lea, M.R. (2008). Digital Literacies in the Lives of Undergraduate Students: Exploring Personal and Curricular Spheres of Practice. The Electronic Journal of e-Learning , 6(3): 207-216. Retrieved 5 September, 2011, from http://www.ejel.org/Volume-6/v6-i3/JonesandLea.pdf Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2008). The E-learning Handbook: Social Networking for Higher Education: Resources for Higher Education . New York: Routledge. Miller, D. (2011). Tales From Facebook . Cambridge: Polity. Selwyn, N. (2009). Faceworking: exploring students’ education-related use of Facebook. Learning, Media and Technology , 34(2): 157–174.
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