Monday, April 19, 2010

April 18th

Teachers and facebook unite!

Can teachers and facebook work together? It would seem that these two advisaries have engaged in a war that has been going on for years now. I know from my personal experiences that facebook is probably the biggest distraction for college students hands down! And by the loks of things i don't see students coming anywhere close to stopping their usage of it, at least as long as its free. In our EDM 310 class we have witnessed how many internet social networks are being incorporated in the learning process. But i haven't seen facebook being used as much as other social networks and i always wondered why. If schools and teachers could somehow use this network to their advantage i think they could impact millions of people.

Students spend tons of time on the computer. Whether it's doing homework or socializing with social networks, or surfing the web the fact of the matter is there online constantly. If educational departments say had a facebook page where their teacehers interacted with students and posted information about school work i think they would receive tremendous feedback. Its so much more convenient for students because they are facebook more than any other network so the are more likely to see and respond. I can even see it replacing emailing.

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