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We have presented an approach and shared experiences in using Facebook for teaching and learning. It has been shown that many students quickly respond to teachers’ posts and they also shared useful ...

We have presented an approach and shared experiences in using Facebook for teaching and learning. It has been shown that many students quickly respond to teachers’ posts and they also shared useful information. We have also evaluated and analyzed the result of the survey. It was found out that most people agree that the advantages are convenience, easy to use, and instance interaction while most people view the only disadvantages is too open to public

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    • Using Facebook as a Supplementary Tool for Teaching and Learning Kanda Runapongsa Saikaew1*, Wit Krutkam1, Rina Pattaramonon2, Natthanon Leelathakul3, Kornchawal Chaipah1 , Arnut Chaosakul11Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 3Faculty of Informatics, Burapha University, ThailandPresent for International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011, New Zealand
    • Agenda•  Educating the Net Generation•  The Need for Using Facebook•  How to Use Facebook for Teaching and Learning•  Results•  Conclusion 2 11/30/11
    • Understanding the Net Generation [1]•  Social o  The Net Gen has developed a mechanism of inclusiveness that does not necessarily involve personally knowing someone admitted to their group o  Being a friend of a friend is acceptable”•  Teams o  The Net Gen often prefers to learn and work in teams. o  A peer-to-peer approach is common, as well, where students help each other o  Net Geners find peers more credible than teachers when it comes to determining what is worth paying attention to" 3 11/30/11
    • The Net Generation and the Technology in Learning [1]•  "The Net Gen views the Internet as an access tool— a medium for distribution of resources rather than a resource with limitations"•  "Net Geners use technology extensively to network and socialize. In their personal lives, buddy lists, virtual communities, and social networks such as Flickr or Orkut are heavily used"•  "They thrive on immediate gratification. The expectation of immediacy holds true for access to friends, services, and responses to questions. 4 11/30/11
    • What is Facebook?Home: Posts and Status Updates of Friends and Pages 5 11/30/11
    • What is Facebook?Our Profile: Posts and Status Updates of Each Individual 6 11/30/11
    • Worldwide Facebook Usage Statistics [2]•  More than 800 million active users•  More than 250 million photos are uploaded per day•  More than 7 million apps and websites are integrated with Facebook•  More than 70 languages available on the site•  More than 75% of users are outside of the United States•  Every month, more than 500 million people use an app on Facebook or experience Facebook Platform on Facebook•  More than 350 million active users currently access Facebook through their mobile devices 7 11/30/11
    • The Web is Shrinking while FB is Expanding [3] 8 11/30/11
    • Thailand Facebook Usage Statistics [4]•  Statistics from Socialbakers.com o  Facebook penetration in Thailand is 19.40% compared to the countrys population and 73.67% in relation to number of Internet users o  The total number of FB users in Thailand is reaching 12 881 800 and grew by more than 3,092,320 in the last 6 months 9 11/30/11
    • User age distribution on Facebook in Thailand [4]•  The largest age group is currently 18 - 24 with total of 4 250 994 users (about 34%), followed by the users in the age of 25 - 34 (about 29%) 10 11/30/11
    • Agenda•  Educating the Net Generation•  The Need for Using Facebook•  How to Use Facebook for Teaching and Learning•  Results•  Conclusion 11 11/30/11
    • How to Use Facebook for Teaching•  Creating Facebook Group with Type Closed/Secret o  Closed: Anyone can see the group and whos in it. Only members see posts o  Secret: Only members see the group, whos in it, and what members post.•  Writing Post o  Suitable for real time information o  Unsuitable for information to be kept and referenced•  Adding Photo/Video o  Suitable for visual information•  Asking Question•  Using Facebook Docs o  Suitable for a document with a single editor o  Unsuitable for a document with multiple editors 12 11/30/11
    • Facebook Group for Teaching 13 11/30/11
    • Information and Interface of Activities•  Important information described above the group name•  Users can choose to perform a given activity 14 11/30/11
    • A Post•  In the post, we can add a link of another web resource 15 11/30/11
    • A Photo•  Best for describing what viewers/readers need to perceive visually 16 11/30/11
    • Photos Uploaded by Students 17 11/30/11
    • A Question/Poll•  Best for asking opinions or getting the most favorited choice for the majority of people in the group 18 11/30/11
    • A Facebook Doc Status•  After finishing saving a document edited, the status has been posted in the group 19 11/30/11
    • A Facebook Doc Interface 20 11/30/11
    • Submitted Links for Assignments 21 11/30/11
    • Experiences using Facebook for Teaching•  Have used Facebook group for formal courses o  188230 Advanced Computer Programming o  188371 XML and Web Services o  188372 Wireless Devices Programming o  188746 Programming for Android•  Have used Facebook group for advising students o  Groups of senior projects and co-op projects o  Groups of graduate students o  Groups of students who are interested in software competitions 22 11/30/11
    • Agenda•  Educating the Net Generation•  The Need for Using Facebook•  How to Use Facebook for Teaching and Learning•  Results•  Conclusion 23 11/30/11
    • Survey Result•  In order to survey the opinions and receive interesting comments, we have created the online survey page which is available at http://bit.ly/fbsurveyform•  The targets of this survey are teachers and learners who have some experience in using Facebook as a supplementary tool for teaching and learning•  The survey has about 175 respondents 24 11/30/11
    • Classified Respondents as Learners and Teachers 25 11/30/11
    • How Respondents use FB in Teaching and Learning 26 11/30/11
    • Other Social Media Tools Used for Teaching and Learning 27 11/30/11
    • Advantages of Using FB for Teaching and Learning 28 11/30/11
    • Advantages of FB: Convenience, Easy to Use,and Instant Interaction 29 11/30/11
    • Disadvantages of Using FB for Teaching & Learning 30 11/30/11
    • Disadvantages of FB: Too Open to Public 31 11/30/11
    • Conclusion•  Have presented an approach and shared experiences in using Facebook for teaching and learning•  It has been shown that many students quickly respond to teachers’ posts and they also shared useful information•  The advantages of using Facebook for teaching and learning are convenience, easy to use, and instance interaction•  The only disadvantage is too open to public 32 11/30/11
    • References•  [1] Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors, "Educating the Net Generation", http://net.educause.edu/ir/ library/pdf/pub7101.pdf•  [2] https://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics•  [3] http://allthingsd.com/20110623/the-web-is-shrinking-now- what/?mod=googlenews•  [4] SocialBakers, "Thailand Facebook Statistics" , http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/thailand 33 11/30/11
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