Is Facebook a Learning System Tool Worth Considering?
Any school teacher working with online learning systems can tell you that among the five top websites they catch students using against the rules in class is Facebook. It’s just one of many sites that distracts not only young students using e-learning systems, but also many adults, who may find themselves idly browsing through their friends’ Facebook photo albums at the office.
For educators in high school classrooms tired of telling students to get off websites like Facebook and focus, is it possible that they could actually use the direction of their students’ attention in their favor? Could Facebook be used by educators as part of their learning system?
Facebook applications involve not only the users, but those looking to take advantage of the vast audience Facebook draws. The latter is where LMS trainers and educators come in.