How do we reach students who don’t engage with traditional learning events? What about those who are studying at a distance, or struggle to take part in face-to-face discussions and seminars?
OU Library Services has been using Facebook events to meet our students in a space they are comfortable and familiar with. Facebook enables us to provide tuition and provoke discussion on a whole range of topics. The informality of the sessions allows them to be easily adapted to what students want to know, leading to dynamic and relevant events.
We have recently begun experimenting with incorporating live video into our sessions and we’d like to invite you to join us in a Facebook Live event exploring the potential of FB as a teaching and learning tool. We have plenty to share from our experiences, both good and bad – but we also want to hear what you think. Facebook is a popular medium with our students, but one that has not been designed with education in mind. The functionality has its quirks, so come and experience it as a student would and find out how you could use it to its best advantage. Tell us if you love it or hate it and let’s see if together, we can unearth its true potential.
This will be a lively session with plenty of opportunity for discussion. Join us to find out more about Facebook Live, share your own ideas and experience, or ask us anything!
We will be broadcasting live on Facebook for 30 minutes, encouraging participants to lead the discussion through comments. To join the live broadcast visit https://www.facebook.com/ALTW2016/ at 10:30-11am on 7 December 2016