Facebook is seen by many instructors and educators as a frivolous distraction from schoolwork. But some have found success integrating Facebook into the learning experience, saying it can enhance motivation, build bonds between classmates, and foster student-teacher interaction. This paper describes the methods instructors have used to successfully integrate Facebook into the classroom.
It is no secret that learner motivation is linked to achievement. This paper explores the effect a technology-rich training environment has on learner motivation. I specifically describe the effect technology has on general motivation, motivation in foreign language and writing learning environments, and student self-esteem.
This paper discusses the increasing prevalence of online diploma and degree mills, the implications they have on legitimate distance education, and what measures are being taken to minimize their negative influence.