Proposal Abstract

Facebook is a Web community that promotes social networking. In this research, an introductory Web design class was taught via distance learning during the spring semester using the University's traditional course management tool (Blackboard). The same course was taught via Facebook the next semester. Attitudes towards the technology as well as the feasibility of Facebook as an online course management tool were studied. The session will include a description of the research and associated results. In addition, practical suggestions on the use of Facebook as a course management tool will be provided. Attendees will see an introduction to Facebook, how it can be used as a course management system, what the challenges are, and how to protect their personal information. Actual examples of course materials used on Facebook will be shared during the presentation.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 8:00 AM Mar 12th, 8:45 AM

Using Facebook as a Course Management Tool

Room 1908

Facebook is a Web community that promotes social networking. In this research, an introductory Web design class was taught via distance learning during the spring semester using the University's traditional course management tool (Blackboard). The same course was taught via Facebook the next semester. Attitudes towards the technology as well as the feasibility of Facebook as an online course management tool were studied. The session will include a description of the research and associated results. In addition, practical suggestions on the use of Facebook as a course management tool will be provided. Attendees will see an introduction to Facebook, how it can be used as a course management system, what the challenges are, and how to protect their personal information. Actual examples of course materials used on Facebook will be shared during the presentation.