Social Networking at UBC
Ok maybe not just UBC - seems we only have a smattering of examples to share - but there are others... It all started with a panel discussion last month: Facebook and Education: the Pros and Cons. Here's one panelist's take..
Facebook and SN tools in the classroom:
Stanford's Teaching and Learning with Facebook group
Stanford's Facebook page check out Open Office Hours with BJ Fogg
Your Technology on Campus Questions Answered: Globe and Mail readers' questions to Ana M. Martínez Alemán, co-author of Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture.
SFU's discussion and resources on this topic
Examples of Facebook in use on campuses:
SFU Students developed GreeNet app
UBC's Terry Program
UBC's Forestry course: Sustainable Energy Policy and Governance: CONS 425
UBC Learning Exchange: Trek Program
Courses to Watch:
UBC School of Journalism's New Media and Society course
Educause Learning Initiative's report on blogging in UBC's School of Journalism
Facebook scams that target prospective university students.
Research Study that finds link between Facebook use and lower GPA
And from the other side Are Facebook fears false?
Things to consider:
Using SNs in your course:
- Your goals: Why do you want to use a SNS? What benefit do you hope to gain? What's in it for learners? How will it help you achieve your objectives?
- Requirements for learners: Will all students be required to participate? Have you checked to see if there are learners who don't use SNS? What about them?
- Authenticity: Is there some lasting, real-world benefit to using SNS?