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Make Facebook Your Friend: expanding the classroom with social media

Like it or not, 95 percent of college students use Facebook, usually for several hours each week. More than half use Twitter. You can resist that trend, banning laptops in class. But why not leverage the force of social media for educational good? That’s the central question I posed to higher education faculty and technology […]

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The pros and cons of using Facebook for class discussions

Good educators engage with students outside of the classroom, usually through scheduled office hours. But now there’s a simpler option for connecting with students in a virtual space most visit every day — Facebook. The ubiquitous social network has been around for quite some time now (I signed up back in 2004 when it was […]