Using Facebook as a teaching and learning tool for class project

Dzuratul Ain binte Cik Mit, * (2015) Using Facebook as a teaching and learning tool for class project. In: Unlocking borders in education: proceedings of the 3rd Pre-University Conference, 6 September 2016, Bandar Sunway. Proceedings of the Sunway Academic Conference (2014). Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Sunway, pp. 61-65. ISBN 978-967-13697-0-8

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Abstract

The idea of using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networking sites for teaching and learning might not be appealing to many educators. The detrimental effects that social networking sites might have on the students are some of the concerns raised by these educators, involving the invasion and exploitation of privacy, inappropriate media communication or content, distraction from the traditional way of learning, and many more. However, if the proper structure is put in place and the content is monitored, such social media can become a valuable and interactive teaching and learning tool. In this paper, the author will share some strategies used on Facebook specifically for class projects, due to its use as a communication platform for online discussions and a way for educators to connect with the students.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Author is with the Canadian International Matriculation Programme, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media; Facebook; teaching and learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Sunway College > Canadian International Matriculation Programme
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2016 07:39
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2016 07:39
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/296

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