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Abstract

Facebook is a social network that has been used by hundreds of people around the world. The network started as a technologically infused meeting place for college students to communicate socially. Since the inception, the network has blossomed into a global sensation. Such growth has spurred many uses for the site including the opportunity to add to the learning experiences for college students. Facebook is a tool in a learning revolution that incorporates the ease of technology and communication efforts between students and between teachers and students. This essay focuses on how Facebook can be used as a learning tool for teachers that support the ideologies of constructivist learning and student-centered methodologies. However, there are best practices that need to be taken into consideration when implementing the use of Facebook as a learning tool.

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