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Facebook: a network, a research tool, a world?

Liverpool John Moores University
24 October 2008 11:00-14:45

You are invited to a one day symposium on Facebook. The event is free of charge, and is aimed at researchers, lecturers and graduate students working on the topic. Light refreshments will be served

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee

11.15 - 12.45 Living with Facebook

  • Facebook, social integration and informal learning at University: ‘It is more for socialising and talking to friends about work than for actually doing work’. Tristram Hooley, CRAC, and Jane Wellens, University of Leicester On-line research methods training programme
  • Social networking or social surveillance? Understanding student's use of Facebook.  Rhianne Jones, Liverpool John Moors University and Salford University
  • Facebook's Ethics.  Ben Light, Kathy McGrath and Marie Griffiths, Salford University

12.45- 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 -14.45 Learning and researching with Facebook

  • Long lost cousins - using Facebook as an electronic focus group.  Fiona Frank, Department of Continuing Education, Lancaster University and  Department of History, University of Strathclyde.
  • Whose Space is it anyway? Libraries, Librarians and Facebook.  Jane Secker, LASSIE project, London School of Economics
Contact Name:
Dr. Adi Kuntsman
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