Facebook is the single most visited social networking website there is. People use it to stay in touch with family, receive updates on news and events, play games and many other things. However aside from being a social network and great means of communication Facebook can offer an outlet for people who want to communicate with their school or learn online.
Recently colleges and universities around the nations have joined the ranks of facebook users, many colleges advertise up and coming events, sports news, and recruiting days. Some colleges offer rewards for ‘frending’ them. Some will even hold contests for users to participate in. Even if you aren’t a student and you just want to keep in touch with a local school facebook is a great way to be informed as to what is happening. It isn’t just higher education that is staying in touch via facebook either, high schools across the nation are beginning to get students more involved in the e-learning process. Soon parents and students may even see classes that are accessible through this ever changing site.
Colleges and Universities like California State University and Gonzaga University have already turned to facebook for reaching out in one more way. High Schools such as Juan Diego Catholic High School, in Utah, have informational pages that can help attract potential students. Other high schools have full on pages that can include pictures, calendar events, blog posts, and more. Facebook also allows students to reach out to one another and it offers a great way to get to know classmates. Facebook even has an events feature that can allow a student to invite contacts to events or parties, so forget about sending out old fashioned birthday invites.
The social media category for schools is a growing industry. Educators are eager to exploit the benefits of staying in touch and reaching out to students. Facebook is one of the top sites that may be bound for classroom style education.