In Friday’s Guardian there were a couple of articles of interest which you may have missed, as they were tucked away in the Back to School section which came with the paper.
Of course the beauty of the internet is that even if you have handed in the paper for recycling already (or months ago if you are reading this in December) you can still access the relevant articles online through Guardian Unlimited.
Or so I thought….
The articles from the Back to School supplement are not available online!
They might be on the pay per view edition, but doesn’t look like the supplement is available as text articles.
Well one article was on social networking and the other on mobile phones, no point in really talking about them as you can’t read them!
We are in the process of looking at Facebook because our learners are wanting to use it to engage and interact with the college. It is in the main for the social and sports side of college (which is why a lot of learners come to (and stay at a college)).
Unlike other social networking websites (read MySpace and Bebo) the college does not block Facebook (nor does it block Virb either).
I signed up or Facebook but to be honest found it quite a challenge to interact with, Virb was a lot easier, though I am hearing a lot about Facebook at the moment specifically about Facebook applications.
Not sure if I will stick it out with Facebook, can’t really see the purpose of Facebook from an e-learning perspective, though from a social networking perspective I am sure it works really well.
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