I have attended 2 presentations about Facebook today. They are
(1) Feasibility study of using social networks platform for learning support:
An example of Facebook
(2) Combining Facebook and Open Learner Models to Encourage Collaborative Learning
The primary reason for them using FB is that they are popular among students. We can even extend to Social Media and this what SM can offers us.
(1) Provide faster access speed in both synchronous and asynchronous communication methods
(2) Get more information in social networks platform than when they search by themselves.
(3) Support interaction and collaboration, active participation and critical thinking
Why are we waiting for? Let’s try to think hard and see how we can use SM in our classroom teaching.