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Facebook for Induction and Pre-induction

Facebook for Induction and Pre-induction

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Published by Tony McNeill
Evaluation of Facebook project in FASS (Kingston University).
Evaluation of Facebook project in FASS (Kingston University).

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Published by: Tony McNeill on Sep 05, 2011
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Facebook for Induction and pre-induction
Questionnaire responses
Were you a Facebook user before joiningour Media and Cultural Studies at KingstonUniversity Facebook group?Yes
95.3% (82)
4.7% (4)
(Total who answered this question: 86 )
Do you use a mobile device - e.g. aninternet-enable mobile phone - to accessFacebook?Yes
47.7% (41)
52.3% (45)
(Total who answered this question: 86 )
The internet-enabled devices specified were:
BlackBerry (10)
Apple iPhone (8)
Nokia smart phones (3)
Sony PSP (3)
Apple iPod Touch media player (2)
HTC Google phone (1)
Unspecified mobile phones (8) ________________________________________________________________________________
Have you added any more Facebook friendsfrom Kingston University as a result of  joining the group?Yes
57.0% (49)
43.0% (37)
(Total who answered this question: 86 )
When you accessed the Facebook groupwhat did you do?read the content
88.0% (73)
 read new students' posts
67.5% (56)
 post to the wall or DB
24.1% (20)
 email KU staff 
15.7% (13)
email KU student helper
4.8% (4)
3.6% (3)
(Total who answered this question: 83 )
3 additional comments under other:
Got familiar with other students in the course and build relationships, contacts
able to have a casual relationship with lecturers ...
looked at the other members profiles
  ________________________________________________________________________________5. What, in your experience, were the benefits of joining this Facebook group?
Updated regularly.
Answer FAQ's. Get induction info. eg, textbooks
Find out about the course and up to date information about timetables and lectures.
To answer questions I had about the course
Reading others questions
meeting fellow students
Easy access and easy to find to get the relevant information
Just gave a heads up that I am not alone and there is a support network already implicated
Help with induction timetable + module content before I could access studyspace
Reading that other people had the same concerns as I did before starting
You got to talk to other students doing the course. It was very helpful in the early stages of university answering questions on the wall posts about timetables, lectures etc.
get to see people on your course.
speaking to other students
it helped me meet people outside of lectures
Got to ask questions about any concerns I had
gave me an idea of what to
Allows you to communicate with other students
information about the course met new people
It was useful at the beginning when we were not used to usiing study space
In this induction week it made me feel less apprehensive about uni.
Handy when we had no timetables!
Info about the course, easily accessible
Easy to ask questions if needed to find something out.
I discovered some information about my faculty and invited new friends.
Being kept updated is welcoming
Ability to view answers to important questions you may not have considered.
Easy to ask questions and contact Karen! :-)
Was able to see what other students concerns were.
make friends idea on course
Get to know what we were going to do in induction, find out extra information
Being informed and reminded of certain events and what room they were in
finding out crucial dates for the course - what texts were needed - other students posting samequeries as me - being able to contact tutors
Being able to ask questions
I don't know.
Seeing who was on the course before joining it.
To see who is on your course and to find out a little bit more about it before actually starting
To find out more information about the course before arriving.
Having the option to contact staff before StudySpace became available. Finding out updates onlectures - reminders of times and rooms.
Gave me the chance to find out information on the course, along with who was on it.
Finding the important information for the induction week and what I wanted to know wasalready there.
Can ask questions & they are answered either by lecturers or students. Meeting new people.
Getting an impression of who else was in the class.
Getting an idea of what to expect
It's another potential way to get questions answered.
Making friends

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