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Students, don’t defriend your facebook account just yet

April 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Facebook Users, Research Need Further Study link to external website

The link above will take you to an article in the Wall Street Journal that gives hope to students who considered dumping facebook after a recent study reported a relationship between social networking and lower grades.

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    Can the NCAA make a student take down a facebook group?

    April 10, 2009 Leave a comment

    Can the NCAA make a student take down a facebook group? link to external website

    College students have started making facebook groups to encourage star high school athletes to attend their university. The NCAA considers these students as boosters and is asking athletic departments to have the pages taken down. Not so fast NCAA…

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    Learning with Facebook

    The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory link to external website

    This article reports on a study where students in a face-to-face course were given options of using facebook or WebCT to discuss course topics. The results show that the facebook group had a higher number of student posts that the discussion forums in WebCT. The researchers encourage others to consider social networking applications as a way to supplement instruction in  face-to-face courses.

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    Facebook grows older

    March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

    Facebook’s demographics are changing as older people begin using it to connect with family and friends.

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    An LMS for facebook?

    November 7, 2008 Leave a comment

    Here’s a link to an article about a facebook application which allows users to create Blackboard-like courses within facebook. I haven’t looked at it yet so I’m not sure about the features. 

    Once again, we need to ask whether facebook users want to share their social networking space with educational applications. Do poeple really want to have a learning management system available in facebook?

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    Blackboard meets Facebook

    October 28, 2008 Leave a comment
    Presentation given at Northwest eLearning Community Conference

    Presentation given at Northwest eLearning Community Conference

    Social networkers can now check in on their Blackboard courses from their Facebook profiles. Is this a good thing? What are the advantages and disadvantages for students and teachers? This presentation will demonstrate how Blackboard interfaces with Facebook, and share the results of a survey given to students and faculty who installed the Blackboard Application into their Facebook profile.

    You can view the presentation by clicking here.
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    Applying to a college? Your facebook page may be a problem

    September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

    Some colleges are reviewing facebook pages as part of their process to evaluate potentional students. Students need to be careful what they include on their facebook pages.

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