Originally Posted by SaucySailoress
I am currently studying for a Masters degree in Online Education. I am currently preparing my dissertation for the main module, and my research
is to determine whether social networking can realistically be used to facilitate groups of cruising kids
studying together in informal online groups.... I have heard of families using radio
As a somewhat recent fb user, I am going to take the position it has 'no value’ as an online educational tool. I became a fb user when my son moved away from home & I thought it would be a good way for his sister & him to stay in touch. She is ten years younger (I feel compelled to say they share the same father
), but it has not worked out that way.
Seems, I am the one that is on it, NOT his sister & Nicholas is constantly telling me I commit FB ‘ abuse’.
I write paragraphs on his WALL for he & his nearest & dearest closest 500 friends. Not to mention I have not figured out how you use fb icons, so ran into the same problem on fb, as here, ‘ my OWN son, didn’t get my humor
I don’t see the value of ‘ hi, I am in France
.’ Personally, I like a bit more detailed information. As the mother, do I really need to see those pics of my son out on the town with the ‘ boys’.
No, I don’t think we parents need to know everything our children
are doing. !
Nicholas’s own thoughts on fb is that he ‘ doesn’t like it’, but it is the only means to‘ ‘ ‘make’ plans with friends. He does not have a cell phone
(mother’s influence) Secondly, his upbringing was a ‘ tad’ bit unconventional, so he is not going to take any chances and NOT do what his peers are doing.
The value of Fb as an educational tool extends to the social milieu & serves as a model to study the ethics of business practices. My humble opinion is that ‘ the wall street protest’ might have achieved something had they called upon their cohorts, to ‘ shutdown’ their FB. At least for a day.
To have singled out multinational companies/banks & their capitalist crimes; damn, ‘ marky’ boy has hardly sent the message that ‘ his generation is going move in a new direction & adopt ethical, integrity based, cost/benefit analysis inclusive of the human factor & still make a profit.'
That would be the only educational value of using FB & the concept
of education in the same sentence.
If you are looking for a methodology & tool to use for education as it relates to cruising kids; I was introduced to Jack Whiteheads, ‘ Action Research
, ’A UK educator & expert on Action Research; when I was working on a Masters. It turned out I was already applying his methods, so I got really good marks on my research…….
His practices can be utilized in All spheres of life, professional training, business practices and so on. “ google
– action research.
if your already finished, congrats.