10 tips on how to use facebook for effective social learning


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Are you interested to know how can you use Facebook for effective social learning? For more info please see: http://elearningindustry.com/how-to-use-facebook-for-social-learning Also, you are more than welcome to join the Facebook for e-Learning Open Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/f4elearning/
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  • This a very informative idea on how to incorporate Facebook into maistream teaching and learning.Uts a real eye opener.Thanks
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10 tips on how to use facebook for effective social learning

  1. 1. How To Use Facebook For Social Learning
  2. 2. Create Closed Facebook Groups • Participants will enter only by invitation and no one else will be able to see the contents, discussions, posts etc. inside the group. It’s a great and safe way to interact and bond. 1
  3. 3. Create Open Facebook Groups • Create open groups if you wish to attract a wider audience to a specific course, domain, applica tion or even school. With 900.000.000 FB users, you will be surprised of the number of people that might be interested in your courses. 2
  4. 4. Create Facebook Polls • Create polls to receive feedback about a course or a program you are thinking of implementing, to request the opinion of your audience on a specific topic, or even to generate statistics. Possibilities and options are endless. 3
  5. 5. Create Facebook Questionnaires • Create questionnaires to comprehend the likes, dislikes and interests of your current or future students and build the course around them. 4
  6. 6. Upload Course Contents • Upload course contents, material and resources in your account or the closed group you created. Think of the advantages. Everything will be available 24/7, if you make a mistake you can correct and re-upload, you can get immediate feedback and safe receipt confirmation, your material can be remotely accessed no matter where your students are, and you will effectively minimize classroom time. 5
  7. 7. Use Learning and Communication Multimedia Tools • Use all available learning and communication multimedia tools Facebook offers. There can be videos, presentations, im ages, pictures, discussion groups, chats, private messaging, sharing, liking , highlighting and promoting. In short, a user-friendly interface that everyone will enjoy exploring. 6
  8. 8. Connect with your Smartphone to Facebook • Tell your students to connect their smartphone to Facebook, so they can receive instant notifications about all new messages and activities related to your course. Facebook’s notification system allows everyone to keep track of anything new that happens; new groups, requests, discuss ions, comments, tagging, material, links etc. 7
  9. 9. Subscribe to learning Facebook Groups via RSS Feeds • Tell your students to subscribe to group update via RSS feeds for instant notifications and current information without even logging in to the platform. 8
  10. 10. Create Learning Facebook Applications • Create Facebook applications and try to generate an exciting canvas for developers to add new functionalities. A fun, interactive Facebook app will definitely get people involved in a New York minute. 9
  11. 11. Encourage Learners to Introduce Themselves, Connect and Collaborate • You can also create group assignments to further promote collaboration and improve relationships between them and you. It’s true that hierarchy might be lost in the beginning, but you can always restore it, by setting the right tone, mood and style to your groups, discussions and applications. Fun is good, but let’s not forget the initial goal here; learning. 1 0
  12. 12. THANK YOU! Feel Free to Join the Facebook for e-Learning Open Group