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  1. 1. Communication technologies Moza Naya From educational technology
  2. 2. Communication technologies: • Is an electronic systems based to create a communication line between individuals or groups and it used technology to facilitate the process of communication for people who are not present physically at the same location. This is a case study Presentation for two types of communication technologies which are learning management system and social network. • A Social Networking: Is a group of individuals into specific groups where they can share information, images, videos, events and so one. Facebook is example of social network which I will be debate in this presentation.
  3. 3. Facebook intended to connect friends, family, people around the world together in a social networking website. This has been found by Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg. It is used in businesses, organizations and governments around the world.
  4. 4. Facebook Functions Friends: friending is a way used to make an online friendship by sends a request massage. News Feed: It is similar to home page and it highlights information of account such as profile changes, upcoming events and other. Messages: Users can send messages to each other to number of their friends or Facebook accounts. Group: Users can create a group with privacy setting and they can use it for discussion, events and share information with each other.   Photos and Videos: Facebook provides multi-media feature for user for uploading images and videos which will be present in the News Feed. Facebook for mobile: Users can easily access from their smartphone. Facebook Page: This page creates by users to customize presence for an organization, products or for conversation with Facebook users. The entire can content of the page posts by administrators.
  5. 5. Group: When you create the group you will be the administrator of it. You can limit 1.Status updates 2.Photos 3.Videos 4.Any other people group content. Types of group: Open: can easily joined by anyone on Facebook Closed: Anyone on Facebook can even see a closed group but they can see the posts only the group member. Secret: group can’t be found in searches box and can’t be seen by anyone outside of the group.  
  6. 6. Facebook for mobile: Smartphones can access to the Facebook which allows users to be in touch with their accounts. Users can easily “check in” to a location through Facebook’s mobile. When you use check in, Facebook will use phone’s geolocation features such as GPS and Proximity to local Wi-Fi stations. If the “push notifications” of your Phone Facebook enabled, you will be notified that someone has checked you in.
  7. 7. Facebook Page: Tabs: The Facebook wall’s page has a wall Tab, Info Tab and a Boxes Tab. 1.In the Info Tab: you can share information about your education campus such as website, mission, departments, overview, students and teachers. The category of page user will create will be different fields available. For example, Film pages have release date, genre and studio fields. The Boxes tab is where you can add application modules onto wide and narrow columns. It is easy to drag and drop the application modules in anywhere of the page. Field
  8. 8. 2. Application of Boxes tab: •Discussion boards: where users can discuss about products, promotions and more and it has full tab. •Video: Facebook page has unlimited number of videos that you can upload them easily. While user upload videos has to know what Facebook supports. Actually, user can upload any type of videos that has same from of the list below and user should be sure that video limit is under of 1 GB. Note: Acceptable Formats: (This has been taken from Facebook Pages) .mpe (MPEG Video) .mpeg (MPEG Video) .mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video) .nsv (Nullsoft Video) mp4 (MPEG-4 Video) .flv (Flash Video) .3g2 (Mobile Video) .ogm (Ogg Format) .qt (QuickTime Movie) .vob (DVD Video) .wmv (Windows Media Video .mov (QuickTime Movie) .
  9. 9. Where and How Facebook use? Around the world we find that Facebook is using in companies, schools, colleges, universities, business and all other sectors. In education part, teachers are using Facebook with their students for example; Harvard University is using Facebook to share information, events, topics, videos, images and other with people to present students work and achievements. Some teachers are using Facebook group feature with their students where they discuss private topics which are invisible for us.
  10. 10. What are problems of Facebook? The personal information of users can be easily taken from their Facebook accounts might cause many problem. For example, I mentioned before about Facebook for mobile where other users can find my location by check in if this feature is visible for everyone not just user’s friends, user can be in problems. According to Facebook in higher ED: Problems, Needs article, “Pages does not enable your community to get involved in maintaining and promoting itself.” Pages do not enable your community to get involved in maintaining and promoting itself.” (Staton, 2011). Because of no way to put together materials, answering students’ questions, sharing resources and making meaningful conversations.
  11. 11. References: Collier, A., & Magid, L. (2012, February 18). A Parents’ Guide to Facebook. Retrieved from http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf communication technology. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.qfinance.com/dictionary/communication-technology Facebook Pages. (2009, March). Retrieved from http://www.new.facebook.com/advertising/FacebookPagesProductGuide.pdf Jones, H. (2005, December 14). Facebook: Threats to Privacy. Retrieved from http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/student-papers/fall05-papers/facebook.pdf Staton, M. (2011, July 22). Facebook in higher ED: Problems, Needs . Retrieved from http://blog.inigral.com/facebook-and-higher-ed-problems-needs/

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