Facebook @ OTENPaul King – Social Media Strategist, WSI – OTENTwitter: @paulduncanking
We are all social creatures• Social Relationships: “We Cant Do Without Them."
Is Facebook is just a social site ordoes it have educational benefits?
Social learning - Can Facebook and related tools improve educational outcomes?• Conclusions: "Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, can help students become academically and socially integrated as well as improving learning outcomes”University of Hong Kong Angela Yan Yu, Douglas Vogel and Ron Chi-Wai Kwok of City Stella Wen Tian ofthe University of Science & Technology of China (Suzhou Campus) and http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/ip-sl050911.php
Study - Educational benefits of social networking sites• "What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st-century skills we want them to develop to be successful today,“University of Minnesota; researcher Christine Greenhow; July 10, 2008http://www1.umn.edu/news/features/2008f/UR_191308_REGION1.html
The Human Factor: The Connection Between Social Networking and Learning• “The researchers found that student participation in an online social network may, in and of itself, lead to positive learning outcomes that could support the goals of retention and engagement in a university setting.”Mary Arnold; Instructional Technologist http://elearningauthor.blogspot.com/http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/769/the-human-factor-the-connection-between-social-networking-and-learning#.TqFexVfthwc.twitter
Benefits of Social Networking Services (SNS)Major findings – significant benefits associated with use SNS including• Delivering Educational Outcomes• Facilitating Supportive Relationships• Fosters strong sense of community and belonging• Helps to successfully adapt to change and stressful events.• Promotes internet and media literacy• 2011 - Research Conducted by UWS, Murdoch Uni & Inspire Foundation (CooperativeResearch Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing, bringing together 63 partners in an enviable mix of world class youth researchersacross 13 universities, innovative thinkers from industry and business, and mental health and youth advocates across the nongovernment and governmentsector.) http://ow.ly/8Kx2n YAW-CRC Research, 63 partners across 13 universities
2008• first OTEN Facebook Page (netbook with dongle) 700 fans – Competition win iPod posting comment on Wall about Promotional Movie
2009• Setup Landing Page for OTEN Page• around 5 more pages setup for teaching areas
2010• Set up independent Wireless Network FANS• OTEN Page 2,500 Fans Maritime Small Business• 17 Teaching Section pages ESOL ABE Children Services Optical Horticulture Community Services Science Maths Info Tech Communication Management Marketing/Financial Serv Business Admin Dental Audiometry Property Services -100 0 100 200 300 400 Up from last month Total Fans
200 400 600 800 1000 1200 0 Section otencommunityservices OTEN Childrens Services Small Business OTEN OTEN Accounting OTEN Business Administration OTEN Maritime Studies Management OTEN OTEN AOD & Mental Health OTEN Information Technology Marketing / Financial Services… OTEN Aged Care Teaching sections OTEN Adult Basic Education OTEN Optical OTEN Dental OTEN Science OTEN Architectural OTEN Communication 2011 OTEN Maths OTEN Building Surveying OTEN Property Services otenhorticulture OTEN Tourism & HospitalityOTEN Aboriginal Student Support OTEN Audiometry OTEN Outreach Youth & Equity OTEN ESOL OTEN Electrotechnology OTEN Pest Management • OTEN Page 5,200 LIKES & 32 Pages for OTEN Sterilisation OTEN Hydrography OTEN Conservation & Land… OTEN Building & Construction OTEN Languages
Resources•Facebook Guide for Teachers (attached)•Every Teachers must have guide to Facebookhttp://edudemic.com/2011/01/every-teachers-must-have-guide-to-facebook/•100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook inYour Classroomhttp://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/10/20/100-ways-you-should-be-using-facebook-in-your-classroom/Moodle site - Facebook for Educators;http://online.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/course/view.php?id=10070