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Quick guide to using Facebook for
engaging with students in and out of
class
Nia Wearn
Teaching Excellence Fellow
n.h.wearn@staffs.ac.uk
@wormella
Facebook forms an important part of our groups
ways of communicating with our students
Some things to remember
• Students are using facebook to help their
education whatever your feelings on it
– This isn’t a trend that’s going away
– Everyone is going to use it as a platform in a
different way
• The key world in all of this is SOCIAL
• I’m going to use these slides as a little guide to how we
use Facebook with our games design students
A few bits of terminology to get
started
• Pages and Groups are not the same thing
– Pages are outward facing
– Groups are communities
• Your profile is how your seen and how you
interact with everyone else
– It’s up to you how you manage your profile
• People like a page, they join a group and they
add you as a friend
Groups come in 3 flavours
How we use groups – Current Students
– Public – so it’s easy to access
– Staff are admins
– Address for the group prominently linked
everywhere and e-mailed to new students
– Official announcements posted here and on
Blackboard (we have an organisational community
on there too)
– Community announcements are on here too
– Students are encouraged to post here if they have
questions to ask, work for critique etc -
– If one student is asking a question, it’s a good
chance someone else is too – so public answers
help everyone
Subject Specialism Groups
Multi year groups
– keeping the
main group clear
of chatter and
having a places
for specific areas
to discuss and
flourish –
creating a sense
of community
Some modules also have year
specific groups too – keeping the
rumour mill at bay – but letting
us have conversations that run
over the summer or semesters
Other ‘Global’ Groups we have too
• An Public Alumni Group
– We post jobs & opportunities that might be of
interest
– It helps us keep in touch with them
• A Secret Staff group
– Super duper useful for keeping in touch with each
other (we’re a busy, sprawling department)
• A Research focused staff group too
Why use groups?
Speed & Communication
• Groups can be posted to from anywhere (even
e-mailed direct to the group)
• Track engagement
• Students use them
• No one reads e-mail
Mentions send students notifications
Click on this to see which group members have seen it
Pro tip! If you make
an event in a group –
it invites everyone in
the group – useful
for talks etc
Other things about groups
• Apart from making
events you can do the
following:
– Host Files & collaborative
documents that everyone
in the group can edit
– Host photos and Videos
– Pin posts to the top of the
group so it’s the first thing
they see when they click
on it
Pages = Promotion
• Pages are always public facing
– They are great for promoting
courses, institutes, personal
projects that you want people to
follow
– Events you make are also public
– and you can only invite people
your profile knows to events
• We have a global page for our
courses – we promote things
that show then in a good light
– This works very well for
recruitment too
Pages for lessons & group work
• We also use pages for group
work
– Students upload videos and
images
– You can share them on another
page – so all of the content
from a module is in one place
(useful if like us you have 34
teams to deal with)
– Useful way of presenting and
managing media heavy
assignments
– Very useful way of being able
to quickly access and how off
your students work
Share content from one
page onto another
What else?
• Facebook is an ever changing platform
– You need to keep on top of changes that might
happen
• And roll with the changes as they happen.
• You need to decide on your profile and how
you use it
– Some of my team have got separate profiles for
work and play – there’s pros and cons to both of
these options
• Don’t be afraid and have some fun with it all
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
• Drop me a line
– I’m Nia Wearn – drop me a line on facebook – I’m
the only one on there and I’m always happy to
help
– Ask your students how they want you to use
facebook with them
– Drop Laura Allen a line if you’re looking to run a
promotional page for your course

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Quick guide to using Facebook for engaging with students

  • 1. Quick guide to using Facebook for engaging with students in and out of class Nia Wearn Teaching Excellence Fellow n.h.wearn@staffs.ac.uk @wormella
  • 2. Facebook forms an important part of our groups ways of communicating with our students
  • 3. Some things to remember • Students are using facebook to help their education whatever your feelings on it – This isn’t a trend that’s going away – Everyone is going to use it as a platform in a different way • The key world in all of this is SOCIAL • I’m going to use these slides as a little guide to how we use Facebook with our games design students
  • 4. A few bits of terminology to get started • Pages and Groups are not the same thing – Pages are outward facing – Groups are communities • Your profile is how your seen and how you interact with everyone else – It’s up to you how you manage your profile • People like a page, they join a group and they add you as a friend
  • 5. Groups come in 3 flavours
  • 6. How we use groups – Current Students – Public – so it’s easy to access – Staff are admins – Address for the group prominently linked everywhere and e-mailed to new students – Official announcements posted here and on Blackboard (we have an organisational community on there too) – Community announcements are on here too – Students are encouraged to post here if they have questions to ask, work for critique etc - – If one student is asking a question, it’s a good chance someone else is too – so public answers help everyone
  • 7. Subject Specialism Groups Multi year groups – keeping the main group clear of chatter and having a places for specific areas to discuss and flourish – creating a sense of community Some modules also have year specific groups too – keeping the rumour mill at bay – but letting us have conversations that run over the summer or semesters
  • 8. Other ‘Global’ Groups we have too • An Public Alumni Group – We post jobs & opportunities that might be of interest – It helps us keep in touch with them • A Secret Staff group – Super duper useful for keeping in touch with each other (we’re a busy, sprawling department) • A Research focused staff group too
  • 9. Why use groups? Speed & Communication • Groups can be posted to from anywhere (even e-mailed direct to the group) • Track engagement • Students use them • No one reads e-mail Mentions send students notifications Click on this to see which group members have seen it Pro tip! If you make an event in a group – it invites everyone in the group – useful for talks etc
  • 10. Other things about groups • Apart from making events you can do the following: – Host Files & collaborative documents that everyone in the group can edit – Host photos and Videos – Pin posts to the top of the group so it’s the first thing they see when they click on it
  • 11. Pages = Promotion • Pages are always public facing – They are great for promoting courses, institutes, personal projects that you want people to follow – Events you make are also public – and you can only invite people your profile knows to events • We have a global page for our courses – we promote things that show then in a good light – This works very well for recruitment too
  • 12. Pages for lessons & group work • We also use pages for group work – Students upload videos and images – You can share them on another page – so all of the content from a module is in one place (useful if like us you have 34 teams to deal with) – Useful way of presenting and managing media heavy assignments – Very useful way of being able to quickly access and how off your students work Share content from one page onto another
  • 13. What else? • Facebook is an ever changing platform – You need to keep on top of changes that might happen • And roll with the changes as they happen. • You need to decide on your profile and how you use it – Some of my team have got separate profiles for work and play – there’s pros and cons to both of these options • Don’t be afraid and have some fun with it all
  • 14. Don’t be afraid to ask for help • Drop me a line – I’m Nia Wearn – drop me a line on facebook – I’m the only one on there and I’m always happy to help – Ask your students how they want you to use facebook with them – Drop Laura Allen a line if you’re looking to run a promotional page for your course