Facebook and students

I have tried to create Facebook groups in relationship with my introduction courses on how to use library resources. Why? It's a well known fact that very few students use our library portal and our gateway to qualitative good information resources. So my idea was to meet some of the students on their homeground, most students already have a profile on Facebook so it's no extra effort on their part in getting hold of the information on this groups. I sent a direct url to the Facebook groups to all of the students participating in my introduction courses and one direct url was posted by a teacher inside our learning management system "It's Learning".

It's to early to evaluate the result, but 26 students, spread over 3 different courses,has actively joined these groups and shown interest in the links that I have shared with them and that's very uplifting. Here is a small (more) detailed report about the "experiment" written in norwegian.