Why Use UVLe Instead of Facebook
- If you're using Facebook as a group mailing list for your course, these things apply to you (click here).
- "If you're not paying for It, you become the product.". UVLe is paid for by you, the University, the Filipino people. Team UVLe will not sell you out. They treat their users with respect, unlike some company out there that's making people quit FB. Team UVLe will not even guess whether you're rich or poor or whether you're emotionally unstable.
- Sure, FB and other social media help launch modern revolutions, but running a class is something else.
- Conversations in social media (like Facebook) tend to be fleeting, as they're mixed with other streams and streams of messages. On UVLe, conversation is threaded for easy digest.
- On UVLe learning can be structured easily, without sacrificing "socialization." On Facebook, socialization tends to crisscross groups and postings that are not necessarily relevant to the learning priorities of the class.
- If you're a teacher, do you really want to "friend" your students (or vice versa) and share with them your Boracay vacation photos? Will your students appreciate your Facebook "humor"? Or will you also find it "uncool" when your family and friends share your photos elsewhere?
- If you're a student, do you really want your "friend" teacher to see your tagged photo from a party, knowing that you haven't submitted your assignment because you couldn't resist the fun?
- Even if you're not "friends" with your students on FB, FB may not be the place to say it.
- What happens to your data when people "recover" or lose interest in Facebook and the company folds up like earlier social networking sites like Friendster and MySpace?