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Mike Kent and Tama Leaver have compiled a series of useful articles about the role that Facebook plays in modern higher education. The themes explored by this collection of essays attempts to explore and discuss some of the key issues between the actors within higher education and the network itself.
In the "Transitions" section of the book, the chapters focus on the communities created within Facebook by the students and how others within higher education can help those first year students adapt to college life. In the "Facebook in Learning and Teaching" section, the chapters show great examples of how Facebook acts as an aid to the education process and can supplement the other tools of pedagogy. The "Learning Management System" section compares and contrasts Facebook to the main learning management systems used by colleges and universities (i.e. Blackboard) and provides some good analysis to what role Facebook can play in the meta of these systems. Chapter 11 ("Rethinking Community?: Facebook as a Learning Backchannel"), for example, provided some context in the nature of communication among students within higher education, especially discussing the digital literacies present within the users of Facebook.
The remaining sections ("Facebook at College," "Boundaries & Privacy" & "(Re)Configuring Facebook") do a great job of exploring and putting into the proper context the social networks present on Facebook and within the everyday interactions of students, faculty and staff within a given university.
This work is recommend for anybody doing research on the relationships between Facebook and the actors within higher education.
 

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