"One advantage that facebook has over blackboard is that facebook is so much more interactive than blackboard. Blackboard is just what the name suggests, a place where information is put up. On facebook you can comment, share, add in your own ideas which makes learning more dynamic and more interesting"
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- Every rational person in the world should have Ad Block. I realize that leaves out quite a few. Thank goodness I don't have to support them.Apr 28, 2012
- The comments from students on my post are great. Would it be too creepy house to set up a private group on Facebook to support a part of the course? Here Cristina Costa writes about how she thinks Facebook and teaching should be kept separate. I'm not sure I agree.
http://knowmansland.com/blog/2012/04/04/why-facebook-and-teaching-dont-go-together/Apr 28, 2012
- I agree with Cristina. Allow facebook to be a student owned space. if you want to set up groups to support learning, do it elsewhere.Apr 28, 2012
- I agree with Alan, students see Facebook as their space. In our institutional student elearning survey last year there was a 50-50 split bewteen students wanting the university to use Facebook to support teaching and those that didn't. Each of our year groups have their own page and many of the small groups have their own FB groups but it's very much their space.Apr 28, 2012
- Thanks Natalie- that's great info. Did you see this comment? http://wishfulthinkinginmedicaleducation.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/so-students-how-do-you-use-facebook-for.html?showComment=1335624383145#c676330454007549465 The students obviously appreciate having the BB forum connection to staff so I was wondering if staff in a FB group could achieve the same thing.Apr 28, 2012
- You can't even edit a post in Blackboard. It's the worst feature ever.Apr 28, 2012