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:[edit | edit source]
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.
Useful Links:[edit | edit source]
SFU's discussion and resources on this topic
Examples of Facebook in use on campuses:[edit | edit source]
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:[edit | edit source]
UBC School of Journalism's New Media and Society course
Educause Learning Initiative's report on blogging in UBC's School of Journalism
Possible Problems:[edit | edit source]
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:[edit | edit source]
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?