Facebook is a Web-based application which allows participants to upload photos, videos, events, and status. Each of these items may be shared with friends, if personal, and fans, if supporting a brand, organization, or business. Facebook can be a great tool to use to support a class, project, or educational community.
Users have the opportunity to control privacy settings to prevent unauthorized users from seeing information.
Facebook fan pages can be used to support organizations and their followers.
Facebook will operate on most Web-browsers and requires little set up.
The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.
Access to Facebook is accomplished through a Web-browser.
Facebook can be reached at the following Website:
Learning resources information
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Facebook and its capabilities.
- The Facebook Guide Book
- A Social Media Guide from the Edge – Brink (PDF)
- Facebook Guide for Educators: A tool for teaching and learning (PDF)
Here are a number of great ideas for using Facebook in a education environment.
- 99 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom [Updated]
- Facebook for e-Learning
- How To: Create a Classroom Facebook Page
- 50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom
- Experimenting with Facebook in the College Classroom
- 5 tips for promoting your research through Facebook
- Using Facebook For eLearning: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals
- How professors are using Facebook to teach
- Awesome Facebook Apps for Educators
- Social Network Sites: Facebook For Education?
- Facebook helps students learn complex subjects – and should be used as a serious learning tool, study suggests