Facebook - supporting learning & teaching

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Facebook - supporting learning & teaching

  1. 1. Safe and effective use for learning & teaching – post 16 education 18/06/2014 Social Networking - Facebook Image form Flickr by lifementalhealthlicensed through CC
  2. 2. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching Session objectives » Explore the benefits and address eSafety and eSafeguarding concerns » Look at how Facebook pages and groups can be used » Understand privacy settings » Jisc Legal advice 2 To:
  3. 3. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching So -What is it ? Facebook is a global social network used by 12.1% of the world’s population. (1) It’s popularity is defined by the opportunities it gives to its users to communicate, collaborate and share in a way that has never been possible before. 3 (1) (2012) Internetworldstats.com accessed Decmeber 2013 Image form Flickr by ideamediagirl licensed through CC
  4. 4. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching Ok - so why use it? » It is fast becoming the preferred method of communication » It is accessible from any internet enabled device » It is easy to use » Learners are familiar with the interface and functionality » Supports collaborative & creative work practices » Supports the development of digital literacy skills » A vehicle for advocating safe and responsible use of internet technologies 4 Image form Flickr by owenbrown licensed through CC
  5. 5. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching Drawbacks » Learners / staff could be subject to inappropriate behaviours » Blurring private / personal both for learners & staff » Potential for personal information to be compromised » Additional learning platform to support » Steeper learning curve for staff » Perception of high eSafety risk » Facebook changes to privacy settings / defaults 5
  6. 6. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching 6
  7. 7. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching Reviewing your privacy settings 7
  8. 8. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching 8 eSafety & Facebook Carry out a risk assessment for Facebook usage Establish an AUP fro Facebook usage Establish a clear take down policy Data Protection & Facebook Ensure staff know about fair and lawful use of personal data Make learners aware of DP using Facebook Ensure learners know how to protect their privacy Offer learner’s alternatives to using Facebook Copyright & Facebook Establish a clear policy on copyright ownership at the outset Raise awareness with staff & learners on the risks of copyright infringement Accessibility & Facebook Make reasonable adjustments for learners with additional needs Make staff aware of their accessibility obligations Promote and aid accessibility throughout your institution
  9. 9. Facebook - safe and effective use for learning & teaching Useful Links 9 Facebook for Educators (PDF): http://fbhost.promotw.com/fbpages/img/safety_resources/ffeclg.p df JISCLegal – Facing up to Facebook: http://jiscleg.al/FacinguptoFacebook Facebook Safety: https://www.facebook.com/safety/ Pages and Groups: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wellington-College-History- Department/483441971728348 https://www.facebook.com/ubcgeography?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/mrfordsclasslearning?fref=ts

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