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Twelve tips for using Facebook as a learning platform

Todorovic, M, Coyne, E, Gopalan, V, Oh, Y, Landowski, L ORCID: 0000-0001-6195-8536 and Barton, M 2020 , 'Twelve tips for using Facebook as a learning platform' , Medical Teacher , pp. 1-6 , doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1854708.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced health educators to adapt quickly to teaching and supportingstudents 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 forcreating and managing a Facebook group, and suggestions for utilizing Facebook’s features to foster student learning, collaboration, communication, and socialization.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Todorovic, M and Coyne, E and Gopalan, V and Oh, Y and Landowski, L and Barton, M
Keywords: Facebook, social media, elearning, online learning
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Teacher
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
ISSN: 0142-159X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1854708
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Copyright 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

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