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Twelve tips for using Facebook as a learning platform


Todorovic, M and Coyne, E and Gopalan, V and Oh, Y and Landowski, L and Barton, M, Twelve tips for using Facebook as a learning platform, Medical Teacher pp. 1-6. ISSN 0142-159X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/0142159X.2020.1854708


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced health educators to adapt quickly to teaching and supporting students online. Social media platforms – of which Facebook is presently the most popular worldwide–has demonstrated its utility in facilitating online learning and fostering student support. In order for educators to get the most out of the platform, they should consider adopting a systematic and evidence-based approach. This article draws upon current literature and the authors’ experiences to offer practical tips for health educators wanting to use Facebook as a learning platform and support tool for their students. We offer twelve tips, organized into prescriptive steps for creating and managing a Facebook group, and suggestions for utilizing Facebook’s features to foster student learning, collaboration, communication, and socialization.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Facebook, social media, elearning, online learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Inclusive education
UTAS Author:Landowski, L (Dr Lila Landowski)
ID Code:142123
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Office of the School of Medicine
Deposited On:2020-12-14
Last Modified:2021-03-24

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