14 – Facebook

DOWN 2 places in 2021

Primarily used by individuals for personal networking, it is also used in education for study groups.

Website: facebook.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 10
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 19

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 12 2019: 18 2018: 15 2017: 8 2016: 6 2015: 7 2014: 9
2013: 9 2012: 9 2011:  14 2010: 9 2009: 31 2008: 24 2007: 17

Comments on Facebook in 2021

“I know it is not a tool but I learn more from groups of teachers here then on classic education” K12 Math and computer science teacher, Croatia

“Helps to form communities of practice” eLearning Developer, Czech Republic

“Keep in touch with friends and share selected information” Christine Semard, Distance Learning Specialist, Canada

Previous comments 

“It’s the tool (social network) I use to establish relations on a personal level, ask people their opinions and check the pulse about whatever subject I am interested in.” Daniel Perdigão, Chief Energizer Officer, Portugal, 2020

“A lot of my work is generated through our Facebook presence, and it’s also a great way for me to track students who have graduated and to stay in touch with colleagues.” Aaron Johannes, Instructor / Consultant / Researcher, Canada, 2020

“Lots of ideas that can be built upon come from Facebook” Deborah Gemmell, L&D Partner, UK, 2020

“I’m a member of a couple of professional groups for knowledge sharing” Cat Malcom, Design Practice Manager, Australia

“Social networks are a big part of my learning, which means that Facebook and LinkedIn also play big roles. Facebook’s more personal, ie less about work, but I learn about  many societal things there. And LinkedIn is a place for learning as well, professionally as opposed to personally.” Clark Quinn, USA, 2020

Quick Guide to Facebook 

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Facebook for teaching, training, learning and development.

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