12 – Facebook

UP 6 places in 2020

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 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 8
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 19

Overall rankings in the 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 from some of those who selected Facebook as one of their top tools

“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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