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Facebook in the Classroom
Transcript of Facebook in the Classroom
Presented by Aleatha Rossler, Jeanette Blankenship, and Rose Smith
Learning Activity Details
setting- online for the actual assignment of using Facebook and classroom for instructions and handouts
room arrangement- individual desks with personal laptops
learning modalities- handout, computers, tablets, smartphones
material and technologies needed for the lesson- internet access and a computer
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:
1. Identify 3 advantages of using Facebook with nursing students for educational purposes.
2. Describe the importance of establishing guidelines when using a Facebook account in nursing education.
In the education of nursing students what is the effect of using Facebook technology as compared with traditional technology in promoting learning?
How to incorporate Facebook into the classroom as an educational tool
Evaluation questions based on CBAM model
Please address the following questions as they pertain to your interest in this presentation.
1. Do you think you will look for effective alternatives for uses of Facebook in the educational setting?
3. Analyze activities to utilize Facebook for student involvement.
4. Assess apps that area available for students and teachers use for educational purposes.
5. Discuss how to design a Facebook account for educational purposes with nursing students.
2. Are you interested in consulting other resources in using Facebook for educational purposes?
3. Do you know of anyone who has used Facebook for educational purposes and if so how was it used?
4. Do you have other ideas for uses of Facebook in the education of nursing students?
5. Do you think Facebook can increase learning by collaborative communication for nursing students?
6. Did you know that there are different apps to use for educational purposes in Facebook?
7. As an educator, will you consider using Facebook for educational purposes with nursing students?
8. Would you have any difficulty creating a Facebook account for educational purposes?
9. If you have no interest in using Facebook for educational purposes, can you explain why?
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2.Amerson, R. (2011). Facebook: A tool for nursing education research. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(7), 414-416.
3. Fitzgerald, K. (2008). Instructional Methods and Setting. In S. B. Bastable (Ed.), Nurse as Educator (429-471). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
3. Kayri, M. & Cakir, O. (2010). An applied study on educational use of Facebook as a web 2.0 tool: The sample lesson of computer networks and communication. International Journal of Computer Science and Informational Technology, 2(4), 48-58.
4. Lowensohn, J. (2007, August 1). Newbie’s guide to Facebook. CNET. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/newbies-guide-to-facebook/
5. Malhotra, N. (2013, June 10). Experimenting with Facebook in the college classroom. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/experimenting-with-facebook-in-the-college-classroom
6. Mathews, B. (ND). Facebook, Twitter, and other social media – teaching tools? Really? Design Science. Retrieved from http://www.dessci.com/en/company/training/misc/mathtype_with_social_media-full_handout.pdf
7. Osborne, C. (2012, April 12). Ways to use Facebook effectively in class. ZDNet. Retrieved from http://news.world.edu/?e1Zf0ySO
8. Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovation. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
9. Romano, C. (1990). Diffusion of technology innovation. Advances in Nursing Science, 13(2), 11-21.
10. Schmitt, T. (2012). Social media use in nursing education. Medscape. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780051_print
10. Teach Thought Staff. (2012, September 8). 100 ways to use Facebook in education by category. Teach Thought. Retrieved from http://www.teachthought.com/technology/100-ways-to-use-facebook-in-education-by-category/
11. OnlineCollege.org. (2011, July 18). 50 reasons to invite Facebook into your classroom. Retrieved from http://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/18/50-reasons-to-invite-facebook-into-your-classroom
A change for students: Many students are already using Facebook and have become familiar with it. Helping students that don’t interact on Facebook can be beneficial to get them started. Here are some suggestions:
Change management cont.
• Educate – post how other educators have used Facebook successfully for educational purposes, a predictor of program success is staff training (Romano, 1990)
• Recommend a trial run – using Facebook for a period to determine effectiveness
• Setting guidelines and rules for using Facebook
• Share social media and technology resources list and sites (Schmitt, 2012):
ANA’s Social Networking Principles Toolkit
CDC’s Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit
Change management cont.
Innovators need to see the relative advantage of using Facebook (Romano, 1990) . Innovators then need to see how compatible Facebook will be with their existing values and experiences. Questions that can arise are: How complex will it be to use?
Does it have the ability to be tested?
What are the results of using Facebook?
Change Management cont.
The innovators then influence the early adopters who are the opinion leaders (Rogers, 2003). Rogers (2003) suggest gathering information about the innovation (Facebook) and implementing it into practice. Here are some suggestions for faculty:
Link to Facebook Group
Thank You for Watching
• Posting information on how to create an account.
• Welcoming questions.
• Having rules on Netiquette posted.
• Encouraging those that already use Facebook to assist those who are not familiar with it.
A change for faculty: The Diffusion of Innovation theory suggests beginning with the innovators (us).
Masters and PhD level nursing and education students
prior knowledge and skill: novice to expert Facebook users as 1:9 people in the world use Facebook (Morse, 2012)
This page was designed as an educational tool. There is a video and a poster posted on the page. Discussion questions are posted with each. Students are expected to view the material and answer the corresponding discussion questions.