Thursday, 17 March 2011


Students really like teaching via Facebook – and it can do everything Wolf can do!


(WOLF is the teaching intranet).

Is this the equivalent of one's dad pretending to like his kids' music?


Ewarwoowar said...

I've never seen any teaching done via Facebook - what do they mean?

I actually am Facebook friends with a lecturer, mainly because she's awesome. I make sure though that any contact with her on there is away from uni matters though. Uni is uni, Facebook is the shit we do to procrastinate away from uni. Merging the two wouldn't be great.

The Plashing Vole said...

I tend to agree: Facebook is qualitatively different. For me, personal and professional lives shouldn't merge - some colleagues are very careful, some are more relaxed.

I'll have to go along to the session to see what they're on about. I don't quite see what this particular medium has to offer pedagogically.

Nasher said...

There is a joke going around amongst us students it goes like this

"Hey, did you know that Oxford Uni are on University Challenge tonight?"



"Yes, and the dark place uni aka ************* is on facebook"

The Plashing Vole said...

Related to this: why is it that Oxford and Cambridge get to have all their colleges on? It means that every episode features the toffs. Time for a single Oxford team and a single Cambridge team like everybody else.