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  • 1. Using Facebook to Teach Economics
    By:
    Noel R. Buensuceso
    University of Baguio
    November 26, 2010
  • 2. Outline of Presentation
    Introduction
    Learning Management System (LMS)
    Why Facebook?
    Effective practices
    Assessment
    Conclusion and Recommendations
  • 3. Teacher’s Enemy Number One?
  • 4. Student’s Enemy Number One?
  • 5. My Learning Management System
  • 6. Why Facebook?t
    98% of my students are on FB
    Diverse students from Korea, Japan, East Timor , Myanmar, Vietnam, and the Philippines
    Average time spent on FB- 3 hours a day
  • 7. Why Facebook?
    Applications/ Features- posts, links, documents, photos, discussion, events, chat, email, and even Twitter and Slideshare
    “We are comfortable using FB” – students
    “ It’s cool” - student
    It’s Free!!!
  • 8. Effective Practices
    Create one group per class
    Choose privacy settings
    Set(virtual) classroom policies
    Assign an administrator ( class rep. or beadle)
    Use own names
  • 9. Profile Pictures of…Superheroes
  • 10. …Real Heroes!
  • 11. Links toYouTube videos
  • 12. Use photos to promote
    local tourism
  • 13. Special Occasions
  • 14. Promote Philippine Brands
  • 15. Links to Local Blogs and News
  • 16. Use Cartoons to Introduce a New Topic
  • 17. Quotes
    “The end of labor is to gain leisure.”-Aristotle
  • 18. Special Interests
    The Jordan Effect
    $18B to the US GDP (1998 study)
  • 19. Relevant Studies
    Why (Most) Women Love to Shop More Than Men
  • 20. Learn from
    140 characters
    The word "economics" has its origin in the Greek "oikonomikós" (relating to household management), from "oikos" (house).
  • 21. and from…
  • 22. Assessment
    Students
    Better performance
    Better communication
    Less failure
    Less costs
    Absence is no excuse
    Multiple Intelligence
    Great equalizer
  • 23. Assessment
    Teacher
    Learning curve
    WWW - Whenever, Wherever, Whatever
    3Rs-Reuse, Reduce , Recycle
    Better communication
    Better evaluation from students
  • 24. Conclusion and Recommendations
    Digital Tool
    Engage them NOT Enrage them
    A menu for Multiple Intelligence
    Share Culture
    F2F + e-Learning= Blended Learning
    Continue experimenting for H.I., V.I. for D.A., etc.
  • 25. Thank you!
    noel.buensuceso@gmail.com
    nbuensuceso@mc.edu.ph