Tool: Facebook


Rating: 412stars


Although primarily used by individuals for personal networking, it is also seen as a useful tool within education to support both study groups and course sites. Facebook wasn’t created for educational purposes, but you’d be surprised of how the social affordances of this versatile tool can generate great potentials for social learning


Facebook can be used by the instructor to share course resources, fire up discussions, promote collaboration, improve relationships between students, incorporate an array of learning tools (such as videos, images, boards, chatting and private messaging), and use it in conjunction with other social media platforms, like Twitter.

How you can use Facebook for your advantage –as an instructor there are features to create closed groups, create polls to receive feedback, create questionnaires or upload course contents, material and resources in your account or the closed 5. Urge your students to introduce themselves, connect and collaborate.


Facebook accounts and pages are free to setup. Paid ads to promote your Page or boost post reach are available; CPC variable pricing with a budget to control spending In terms of ease of access, the huge popularity of Facebook as a mobile app is a clear indicator of its scoreSocial media is an ingrained part of today’s society, with students of all ages  constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and many other site. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons.

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