DigCompEdu Competence area

5.2 Differentiation and personalisation

Progression Level

Explorer (A2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

In an adult education creative setting where learners are developing practical skills with an end product.

Target group

All ages.


  • PC/laptop/smartphome
  • 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)

Step 1

Educators create and set up a group Facebook page, ensure privacy settings are in place.

Step 2

Invite learners to join the page.

Step 3

Create guidelines for learners using the page; rules of engagement and expectations.

Step 4

Facilitate a practice session, virtually or face to face, demonstrating how to post and respond.

Step 5

Educator to share additional relevant videos and posts to engage learners.

Step 6

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:

  1. Any Facebook user/educator can make a Group.
  2. Some Groups let anyone join but others might be private.
  3. When joining a Group, whether private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you have joined it.
  4. Some Groups are secret, in which case a qualifying Group member has to invite you.
  5. Leaving a Group will not notify the other members.
  6. Only the creator of the group and anyone they make an admin has the power to invite someone to a Group.
  7. You can create events, upload pictures/video and share files within a Group.
  8. Groups can be deleted by removing all the members.


  1. Have respect for each other. – Respect each other’s ideas and work.
  2. All group members should do an equal amount of work.
  3. Your group should have a common understanding of the aim of the group.
  4. Be open to discussion.
  5. Effective and polite communication.
  6. Time management.


Be mindful that if you are in a Group everyone can see your profile.


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