Social Networking FACEBOOK EDC 3100 Presentation by NarelleWhtie
Index Social Networking video Facebook started Facebook social networking Facebook facts and statistics Rationale Positive aspects of facebook within the education system Facebook. Effective use by students video Position Facebook negatives - How to reduce the negative effects 10. Reasoning and content 11. Legal ramifications 12. Conclusion 13. References
More than 550,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform.
People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users
Rationale “I have found some interesting facts on the topic of social networking and facebook”. “I chose facebook to further my knowledge by means of research and to become more aware of the potential of facebook within the education system” “Is there really a place for facebook within the eduational system, could this be a positive resource?”
Positive aspects of Facebook within the education system
Reasoning and Content Social constructivist arrives from Vygotskys theory “that child can learn and think while being socially interactive” Social constructivism is the theory that students construct with others, which equals social constructivism (Vygotsky, 1978) Facebook provides:-
Bruner believed in students trying to discover principles themselves
The negotiated curriculum and Burners theory can be achieved through engagement on facebook.
With the use of facebook the same information can be accessed simultaneously, all can be engage in discussion, gain further insight, explore material and exchange ideas or theories (Fraser. S, pp. 163-192).
Teachers must create a classroom community that supports students
For all this to succeed with facebook the teacher would need to implement the social constructivist approach, so students can develop and enhance collaborative skills, allowing times for social interaction, so students can expressing their views, ideas and theories to each other to form a collaborative community. (Finger. G, pp. 94,119&112)
The social world of a learner with facebook can include the people that directly affect that person, including teachers, friends, students, administrators, and participants in all forms of activities. Social networking and the constructivism approach, involves the learners in real world situations, with the emphasis being on context in which the learning takes place, it provides opportunity for students or learners to construct new knowledge and understanding for the authentic experience. Social networking can encourage learners to engage in dialogue with other students and the teacher, while maintaining the co-operative learning process.
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