Technology Course Presented by: Jawahir Al-Ghafri Rationale Ways to Use Facebook in Education The Advantages of Using Facebook in Education The Difficulties that Hinder the Use of Facebook Recent Studies in Using Facebook in Education Using Facebook in Education in the Omani Colleges Facebook is to open ……. Ways to Use Facebook in Education Profile page Creating a group page for the class Replacing or duplicating web course functions on Facebook YOU CAN>>>>> The Advantages of Using Facebook in Education For Students Positive attitude towards learning Multiple social interactions Create their own learning path Improve their self-confidence Get involved in the learning tasks The Advantages of Using Facebook in Education For Teachers Practice a differential pedagogy Engage in the students’ culture Integrate formative evaluation Accept students as interaction partners Join Facebook and share technology The Difficulties that Hinder the Use of Facebook Connectivity and viruses Time consuming Too much information Accuracy of information Recent Studies in Using Facebook in Education • How college students felt about faculty use of Facebook • The relationship between the frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and students’ engagement • Why students use Facebook •Anyone •Anywhere Using Facebook in Education in the Omani Colleges A framework for using Facebook in a course The course is Advanced Teaching Methods in Teaching English How ??? References • Cheung, C. M. K., Chiu, P.-Y., & Lee, M. K. O. (2011). Online social networks: Why do students use Facebook? Computers in Human Behavior, 27(4), 1337-1 • Çoklar, A. N. (2012). Evaluations of Students on Facebook as an Educational Environment. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry,, 3(2). • Dabner, N. (2012). ‘Breaking Ground’ in the use of social media: A case study of a university earthquake response to inform educational design with Facebook. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(1), 69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.06.001 • Fogg, Phillips, & Derek Baird. (2010). Facebook for Educators. • Gladen, N. R. (2009). Facebook and College Students: Advantages & Disadvantages. Retrieved from http://naomi-rocklergladen.suite101.com/facebook-and-college-students-advantages-disadvantages-a245600 References • Goessi, L. (2009). Disadvantages of Facebook Retrieved from http://www.helium.com/knowledge/255127-disadvantages-offacebook • Grosseck, G., Bran, R., & Tiru, L. (2011). Dear teacher, what should I write on my wall? A case study on academic uses of Facebook. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15(0), 1425-1430. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.306 • Hew, K. F. (2011). Students’ and teachers’ use of Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(2), 662-676. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2010.11.020 • Junco, R. (2012). The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement. Computers & Education, 58(1), 162-171. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.08.004 References • Kabilan, M. K., Ahmad, N., & Abidin, M. J. Z. (2010). Facebook: An online environment for learning of English in institutions of higher education? The Internet and Higher Education, 13(4), 179-187. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2010.07.003 • Mazman, S. G., & Usluel, Y. K. (2010). Modeling educational usage of Facebook. Computers & Education, 55(2), 444-453. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.008 • Muñoz, C. L., & Towner, T. L. (2009). Opening Facebook: • How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference. Retrieved from • Nadkarni, A., & Hofmann, S. G. (2012). Why do people use Facebook? Personality and Individual Differences, 52(3), 243-249. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.007 References • Roblyer, M. D., McDaniel, M., Webb, M., Herman, J., & Witty, J. V. (2010). Findings on Facebook in higher education: A comparison of college faculty and student uses and perceptions of social networking sites. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(3), 134140. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2010.03.002 • Selwyn, N. (2007). “Screw blackboard…do it on Facebook!” .An Investigation of Students' Educational Use Of Facebook. Facebook Social Research Symposium.