Presentation Title

You've Been Poked: Using Facebook As a Way to Engage Students While Teaching Basic Researching Skills.

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

The days of receiving hand written letters in your mailbox from students are long gone. Even getting those you educate to check their e-mail seems to be asking too much in the advanced technological era. After all, they are too busy poking, chatting, and sometimes even stalking each other on Facebook, the world's second largest social networking site, to be bothered with such ancient ways of communication. So, what could possibly make today’s techno-savy generation interested in picking up a book to do research? Why would students engulfed in Myspace, Facebook and Twitter question the validity of sources found on their beloved Web 2.0? The solution to an ever-growing problem in education, teaching proper researching techniques to a classroom full of students who are constantly texting and updating their Facebook statuses, is simple: use popular web pages to teach basic researching techniques. From student response, to technological hang-ups, this paper will explore the positives and negatives of using Facebook in the composition classroom to teach preliminary, primary, and secondary research. Presentation file is stored offsite at: http://prezi.com/8iezy7fp1fb2/

Keywords

Information literacy, Research skills, Composition

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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You've Been Poked: Using Facebook As a Way to Engage Students While Teaching Basic Researching Skills.

Room 1002

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