World Institution Country / Official website Following links Rank Region1. California United States http://www.caltech.edu/ Facebook, iTunes U, Institute Futurity, RSS of Technology2. Harvard United States http://www.harvard.edu/ Facebook, Twitter, University YouTube, iTunes U, Foursquare, RSS, Google Plus, StumbleUpon3. Stanford United States http://www.stanford.edu/ Facebook, Twitter, University YouTube, iTunes U, Futurity4. University of United http://www.ox.ac.uk/ - Oxford Kingdom5. Princeton United States http://www.princeton.edu/ Facebook, Twitter, University YouTube, iTunes U, Flickr6. University United http://www.cam.ac.uk/ Facebook, Twitter, of Cambridge Kingdom YouTube, iTunes U, Flickr7. Massachusetts United States http://web.mit.edu/ Facebook , Twitter, Google Institute Plus, YouTube of Technology8. Imperial United http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ Facebook, Twitter, College London Kingdom Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon9. University of United States http://www.uchicago.edu/ Facebook, Twitter, Chicago YouTube, iTunes U, Futurity, RSS10. University of United States http://berkeley.edu/ Facebook, Twitter, California YouTube, iTunes U, Berkeley Foursquare
TOP 10 Web 2.0 services # Web 2.0 service Times 1. Facebook 9 2. Twitter 8 3. iTunes U 7 4. YouTube 7 5. RSS 3 6. Futurity 3 7. Google Plus 2 8. Foursquare 2 9. Flickr 2 10. StumbleUpon 2
Use FB as a learning tool.BenefitsInviting atmosphere. Facebook offers students an opportunity for activeparticipation on a level playing field.Students are comfortable with Facebook. Most students are already users ofFacebook, it provides a comfortable way for students to participate in class.Students engaged outside of class. When students are accessing the classcontent more often, that means they will be thinking about and engaging inthe lessons more frequently.
Use FB as a learning tool.Facilitate CommunicationFollow news feeds. Have students follow news feeds relevant to the coursematerial in order to keep current information flowing through the class.Share book reviews. Students can post their book reviews for the instructorto grade and other students to read.Poll your class. Use polls as an interactive teaching tool in class or just to helpfacilitate getting to know one another with the Poll app for Facebook.
Use FB as a learning tool.Facilitate CommunicationSend messages. From unexpected absences to rescheduling exams, it’s easyto send messages through Facebook.Share multimedia. With the ability to post videos, photos, and more, you canshare multimedia content easily with the entire class.Post class notes. Post notes after each class period for students to haveaccess for review or in case they were absent.
Use FB as a learning tool.Facilitate CommunicationAllows shy students a way to communicate. Shy students who may not wantto approach their teacher after class or during office hours can use Facebookto communicate.Make announcements. Instructors can send out reminders about upcomingtests, upcoming due dates, or any classroom news.Share interesting websites. Students and teachers can post interestingwebsites that add relevancy to the class.
Tips for TeachersCreate a teacher profile separate from your personal profileAsk students to create a limited profile with controlled settings and to friendyour new teacher profileCreate Lists & Groups for your classes
References1. Walsh K. Facebook In The Classroom. Seriously.2. Onlinecollege.org. 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in YourClassroom.3. Wikipedia. Facebook features.4. Facebook.com. Statistics.
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