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Facebook for Education


Thanks to Amy Quinn for sending me the link:

The Facebook Classroom: 25 Facebook Apps That Are Perfect for Online Education

By Jessica Hupp

With so many students, teachers, and librarians on Facebook these days, the social media site has become somewhat of a platform, offering developers a way to create and share applications for education. This, of course, is great news for online education, as it provides all sorts of great tools designed to make learning and administration easier. Check out these applications that represent some of the ideal tools Facebook has to offer for online education.

For Students

These tools are great for making easy work of studying, research, and more.

  1. Books iRead: Share the books you’re reading, and see what others think of books with this application.
  2. DoResearch4me: This app makes it easy to gather information using your thesis statement, instructions, and more.
  3. Flashcards: With this application, you can create flash cards to help you study on Facebook.
  4. Wikiseek Search: Use this research tool to find Wikipedia articles and more through Facebook.
  5. SkoolPool: Get the lowdown on schools, online and otherwise, with this neat application.
  6. Rate My Professors: Find out what other students think of professors before you register for their class.

All 25 are here at collegedegree.com. Ross Monaghan (‘evil’ Ross from Deakin University, not the ‘good’ Ross), are you paying attention?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

5 thoughts on “Facebook for Education

  1. Evil Ross is always paying attention! I’m not sure about Rate your Professor though…Can we start rateyourstudents.com?

  2. Online education has gone long way, still there are some doubts about quality of it. People are still a bit afraid of students coming from online classes.
    I talk about it little more on my blog. http://onlinedegreeperception.com

  3. Facebook is the dominant social network out there. Some students spend more time on facebook than in a class room. Educational apps are, then, a good method of bringing a bit of enlightening thoughts through out the network. Great post!

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