DigCompEdu Competence area
Minimum digital skills level of Students
Minimum digital skills level of Educators
In an adult education creative setting where learners are developing practical skills with an end product.
- Internet connection
- A facebook account
- Additional camera or Video with SD card (optional)
To set up and use a Facebook group as a platform for learners work, using photographic and video media. This allows for peer assessment, discussion and comments in an open forum style environment.
Using a private group setting ensures that the environment is safe, controlled, and will allow for nurturing and confidence building.
How to do it (step by step)
Educators create and set up a group Facebook page, ensure privacy settings are in place.
Invite learners to join the page.
Create guidelines for learners using the page; rules of engagement and expectations.
Facilitate a practice session, virtually or face to face, demonstrating how to post and respond.
Educator to share additional relevant videos and posts to engage learners.
Share links to other similar Facebook users to allow creative engagement wider than the group page.
There is more…
Facebook is easy to use and generates instant results. It is a really useful tool for capturing oversized art work or site specific performances/installations.
- Helps to tutors engage with their audience and post interesting content
- Sharing of ideas, concepts and thoughts can be more fluid between group members.
- Working in this way can help with communication and reflection.
How Facebook Groups work:
- Any Facebook user/educator can make a Group.
- Some Groups let anyone join but others might be private.
- When joining a Group, whether private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you have joined it.
- Some Groups are secret, in which case a qualifying Group member has to invite you.
- Leaving a Group will not notify the other members.
- Only the creator of the group and anyone they make an admin has the power to invite someone to a Group.
- You can create events, upload pictures/video and share files within a Group.
- Groups can be deleted by removing all the members.
- Have respect for each other. – Respect each other’s ideas and work.
- All group members should do an equal amount of work.
- Your group should have a common understanding of the aim of the group.
- Be open to discussion.
- Effective and polite communication.
- Time management.
Be mindful that if you are in a Group everyone can see your profile.