T-Ask: Facebook

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T-Ask: Facebook

  1. 1. Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 T-Ask: Facebook Monday, September 23, 13
  2. 2. Schedule • Introduction • What is Facebook? • What does Facebook do? • How can we integrate Facebook into the classroom? • Questions & Comments Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  3. 3. Introduction Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  4. 4. Presenter • Eric Sembrat • Web Developer at GT • Ph.D. Student at GSU • ericsembrat@gmail.com • http://ericsembrat.com/ Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  5. 5. What is Facebook? Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  6. 6. • http://www.facebook.com • Facebook is the grandfather of Web 2.0 social media websites. • Social media built on sharing. • Because of this, Facebook has features above and beyond its competitors. Facebook Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  7. 7. What does Facebook Do? Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  8. 8. • Facebook features: • Permutations of user, group, and page interactions. • Events, photos, videos, link, message sharing. •Media-rich interaction. Facebook’s Goal Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  9. 9. • Users have Friends, who they jointly share information to. • Users have Likes for pages, who users share information with. • Users join Groups, who communicate on a joint subject. Interactions Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  10. 10. How can you use Facebook in the classroom? Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  11. 11. • One of Facebook’s primary features is a robust privacy and security matrix. • Each user profile cannot be assumed to have similar privacy and security settings. • Because of this, you cannot assume that users can communicate with each other. Concerns Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  12. 12. • Facebook Groups • Privacy and visibility settings. • Features to add files, ask questions, post media, and engage in discussions. • Two-way communication method. Use #1 Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  13. 13. Use #1 Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  14. 14. • Facebook Pages • Allows anyone to like (subscribe) to updates and posts. • Allows a strict separation between creator posts and user posts. • Primarily one way communication. Use #2 Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  15. 15. Use #1 Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  16. 16. • For the computer savvy users, you can also engage in some other ways of using Facebook in the classroom: • Use a Facebook application to connect users together. • Using hashtags or page/user references to link content between users. Other Ways Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13
  17. 17. Questions? Comments? Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013Eric Sembrat | Georgia State University | Fall 2013 Monday, September 23, 13

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