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Blackboard + Facebook
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Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
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Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
Blackboard + Facebook
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Blackboard + Facebook

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An introduction to the Blackboard Sync application in Facebook prepared for the Metropolitan Community College faculty convocation, February 2009.

An introduction to the Blackboard Sync application in Facebook prepared for the Metropolitan Community College faculty convocation, February 2009.

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  • Hi, this is Kathryn Barker. I’m an instructional designer at Metropolitan Community College working with the distance education classes. Part of my job is to try new technology and look at how it might be used to enhance instruction. In this presentation I’m going to introduce an briefly demo the relatively new Blackboard Sync app for Facebook.
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    • 1. Blackboard + Facebook
    • 2. do you know Blackboard?
    • 3.
      • do you:
      • teach online?
      • teach a hybrid course?
      • post materials in Blackboard?
    • 4.
      • at MCC
        • every student and instructor has a Blackboard account
        • every course has a ‘shell’
    • 5. Photo credit: Abby Ernst
    • 6. do you know Facebook?
    • 7. Photo credit: Sarah Joos there are more than 175 million active users
    • 8. Photo credit: Martin Billings the average user has 120 friends on the site
    • 9. Photo credit: M Maripepa … and each day they spend more than three billion minutes on Facebook (worldwide)
    • 10. Photo credit: Gozde Otman the largest demographic concentration remains the traditional college demographic of 18-24 year olds (40.8%)
    • 11. Photo credit: Patrick Moore the 35-54 year old demographic is growing fastest, with a 276.4% growth rate (since June ’08) the 55+ demographic is not far behind with a 194.3% growth rate over the same period
    • 12. which can lead to a situation like this-
    • 13.  
    • 14.  
    • 15. it’s a verb - really www.urbandictionary.com http://www.urbandictionary.com/
    • 16. lots of college students - of all ages - are spending lots of time on Facebook can Facebook help them keep up with their course work?
    • 17. Blackboard Sync all information from the website wiki.blackboardsync.com
    • 18. a collaboration of Facebook and Blackboard
    • 19.
      • safe and secure
      • delivers course information and updates
      • option to connect through Facebook
    • 20. safe and secure graphic from the Blackboard Sync webinar
    • 21. what information syncs? announcements new discussion posts notice new course content notice new grades notice course roster course map
    • 22. NOT THE ACTUAL POSTS, CONTENT, or GRADES
    • 23. how do you set it up? you need: MCC Blackboard account Facebook account
    • 24. installing the Blackboard Sync application in Facebook 1 2
    • 25. 3 4 5
    • 26. http://bboard.mcckc.edu 6 enter your MCC Blackboard user name and password 7
    • 27. 8 SUCCESS!
    • 28. tabs display updated information
    • 29. announcements
    • 30. forums
    • 31. content
    • 32. grades
    • 33. course map goes to the login page NOT to the course
    • 34. course roster
    • 35. Images and graphics from Stock.xchng - http://www.sxc.hu/home Blackboard Sync - http://www.blackboardsync.com Facebook Usage Statistics from Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics iStrategy Labs - http://www.istrategylabs.com/

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