During lectures I gave this past August at my local genealogy society and at a conference, I polled the audience asking how many who are on Facebook had checked if there is an existing Facebook Group for their ancestral hometowns, and few people raised their hands. When I showed them the kind of information that I have obtained from one of my ancestral hometown Groups, they were amazed.
Does your library or genealogical society run both a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group? Or multiple Groups? If so, you might not yet be aware that Facebook quietly rolled out a new feature recently–the ability to link together your Facebook Page and your Facebook Group.
Yesterday, Facebook announced the introduction of a new platform — Groups for Schools. Based on what I have read, these are features that I think are key to getting faculty and other higher ed Group administrators to embrace and champion the new Groups for Schools.
The second part in my look at what Facebook needs to fix or implement in Facebook Groups to make Groups an effective tool for classroom instructors.
A handful of key features that Facebook needs to incorporate into Groups in order to make them more useful for educators to use for classroom instruction and discussion. Particularly in light of the Google+ launch.