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Using Facebook to Teach Economics

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  • 1. By: Noel R. Buensuceso University of Baguio November 26, 2010
  • 2.  Introduction  Learning Management System (LMS)  Why Facebook?  Effective practices  Assessment  Conclusion and Recommendations
  • 3. 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
  • 4.  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!!!
  • 5.  Create one group per class  Choose privacy settings  Set(virtual) classroom policies  Assign an administrator ( class rep. or beadle)  Use own names
  • 6. Use photos to promote local tourism
  • 7. “The end of labor is to gain leisure.”-Aristotle
  • 8.  The Jordan Effect $18B to the US GDP (1998 study)
  • 9.  Why (Most) Women Love to Shop More Than Men
  • 10. 140 characters The word "economics" has its origin in the Greek "oikonomikós" (relating to household management), from "oikos" (house).
  • 11.  Students  Better performance  Better communication  Less failure  Less costs  Absence is no excuse  Multiple Intelligence  Great equalizer
  • 12.  Teacher  Learning curve  WWW - Whenever, Wherever, Whatever  3Rs-Reuse, Reduce , Recycle  Better communication  Better evaluation from students
  • 13.  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.
  • 14. Thank you! noel.buensuceso@gmail.com nbuensuceso@mc.edu.ph