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Facebook at OTEN<br />
Overview<br />Why Facebook Matters?<br />Why use Facebook?<br />How do I manage it?<br />How do I promote it?<br />Pages o...
In a Nutshell<br />Purpose:  Student Retention, Creates a community for students<br />Community			Connecting<br /><ul><li>...
Now used by all Major Universities around the world.</li></li></ul><li>Why use it? <br />Facilitate Communication <br />Sh...
Why use it? <br />Benefits<br />Students are comfortable with Facebook<br />Informal<br />Promotes collaboration<br />Cuts...
If I don’t use it?<br />If you don’t students will anyway.  You need to be in the space to be able to respond.<br />Rats i...
Why use it?<br />Our students are on social media. <br />We should be too<br />	Get our message to our students where they...
Why use it?<br />You are in “their” space – responses are clearly visible to all<br />Students interact with each other<br...
Are your Students still using Email?<br />
How do I manage it?<br />Monitor<br />Monitor wall posts and comments (delete inappropriate comments)<br />Respond <br />R...
Where do I promote it?<br />Everywhere!!<br />Best Places to promote<br />directly after enrolment(student enrolment email...
Pages or Groups<br />What is the difference?<br />Source: The Big Four: <br />Social Media Sites Schools Can’t Ignore MAIS...
What Are Other Organisations Using?<br />
Recommendations<br />Official Section Facebook Page, to start<br />Possible: Other Facebook Group Pages (Cert II, Diploma ...
How much time is this going to take?<br />EXAMPLE: Community Services Page<br />Manage a very active Page<br />Time spent ...
Other OTEN Examples<br />
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  1. 1. Facebook at OTEN<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Why Facebook Matters?<br />Why use Facebook?<br />How do I manage it?<br />How do I promote it?<br />Pages or Groups?<br />What are others using?<br />Risks<br />What’s in it for me?<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. In a Nutshell<br />Purpose: Student Retention, Creates a community for students<br />Community Connecting<br /><ul><li>Started at Harvard University commercially from 2006,
  5. 5. Now used by all Major Universities around the world.</li></li></ul><li>Why use it? <br />Facilitate Communication <br />Share multimedia<br />Schedule events<br />Facilitate student connections<br />Make announcements<br />Share interesting websites<br />
  6. 6. Why use it? <br />Benefits<br />Students are comfortable with Facebook<br />Informal<br />Promotes collaboration<br />Cuts down on Help Desk calls<br />
  7. 7. If I don’t use it?<br />If you don’t students will anyway. You need to be in the space to be able to respond.<br />Rats in the kitchen<br />Business Admin – In the nick of time<br />
  8. 8. Why use it?<br />Our students are on social media. <br />We should be too<br /> Get our message to our students where they already are? <br />
  9. 9. Why use it?<br />You are in “their” space – responses are clearly visible to all<br />Students interact with each other<br />Forming community<br /> <br />
  10. 10. Are your Students still using Email?<br />
  11. 11. How do I manage it?<br />Monitor<br />Monitor wall posts and comments (delete inappropriate comments)<br />Respond <br />Respond to comments that need response from teacher <br />leave other comments for other students to answer <br />you do not want to overwhelm them, let them have their space, you will find that most questions are answered by other students <br />just monitor and respond when necessary.<br />Ask Questions<br />Whenever posting a URL or video or link etc, prefix with a question<br />
  12. 12. Where do I promote it?<br />Everywhere!!<br />Best Places to promote<br />directly after enrolment(student enrolment email) <br />OLS<br />Email Signature<br />Connect Sessions<br />Website <br />Cross Promote (Blog, Wiki, Twitter)<br />
  13. 13. Pages or Groups<br />What is the difference?<br />Source: The Big Four: <br />Social Media Sites Schools Can’t Ignore MAIS-TEC, April 2009Lorrie Jackson <br />Director of Communications and Marketing <br />Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN) <br />
  14. 14. What Are Other Organisations Using?<br />
  15. 15. Recommendations<br />Official Section Facebook Page, to start<br />Possible: Other Facebook Group Pages (Cert II, Diploma etc) as needed, if you are worried about privacy.<br />Cohort/Course Group<br />Main Section Facebook Page<br />Cohort/Course Group<br />Cohort/Course Group<br />
  16. 16. How much time is this going to take?<br />EXAMPLE: Community Services Page<br />Manage a very active Page<br />Time spent per week on average = 2.5 hrs<br />Check Page once or twice a day <br />Result: Dramatic Cut in Help Desk Calls<br />
  17. 17. Other OTEN Examples<br />
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