Find Me On Facebook

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Presentation by Karina Leonard at Educational Technology Fair at Dawson College (Montreal) - December 12th, 2008.

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Find Me On Facebook

  1. 1. Social Networking Sites: Find Me on Facebook: Karina Leonard Office of Instructional Development Dec.12th, 2008
  2. 2. Agenda: • Facebook: Context & Mini Tour • Relationship Building with Facebook • Professionalism • Applications & Teaching Possibilities • Pros & Cons Overview • Further Studies About Facebook
  3. 3. Facebook: Contextualization • Created in 2004, by 2007 21 million registered users and 1.6 billion page views per day. • Created for ivy league universities but opened to everyone in 2006. • A fact of life… – Some might say, “You get what you get…”
  4. 4. Relationship Building with Facebook • ‘Teaching: A Profession of Relationships’ – Study found that individual contact and encouragement by teachers promotes student learning and academic perseverance -2006 • Students look for: – individualized feedback – attention outside of the classroom – Considering students’ experiences http://dc11.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/dsweb/Get/Documen t-8790/Chassé-Oct2006.pdf
  5. 5. Professionalism • Reshaping of instructor-student relationship: ‘friending’ = new boundaries – Issues of ‘familiarity’ – Some students think it’s creepy • Searchable – private life on display (yours & theirs)
  6. 6. Teaching Possibilities & Applications • Groups can be made about anything and by anyone: – share media, links, pictures, files together (you can decide about privacy of group and limit content that can be posted) – send private messages to everyone in the group (substitute for email). • Mini feed: – documents actions on facebook (located on homepage & is automatically updated (can limit what appears on newsfeed) Status: Karina is….grading papers and tired! • Wall to Wall Communication: – Great participation in class today
  7. 7. Teaching Possibilities & Applications http://www.facebook.com/apps/index.php?c http://www.softwaredeveloper.com/feature s/develop-facebook-app-072607/ ategory=6
  8. 8. Pros & Cons Overview • Facebook is already a part of students’ lives (except 5-20%) • Higher level of engagement? • Peer-to-peer interaction • Digital literacy • Relationship building • Intrinsic motivation
  9. 9. Pros & Cons Overview: • Lack of accountability to the cegep • Advertising • 5-20%!!! • New relationships • Student Resistance
  10. 10. Further Studies About Facebook: The Benefits of Facebook quot;Friends:quot; Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ellison. html Course at Stanford: Facebook Applications http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/11/19/stanf ord-students-facebook-application-crosses- 1-million-installs/
  11. 11. The End: Please feel free to contact Rafael or myself to set up your Facebook account and/or to find out more… Thank you! ☺

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