Draft Action Research Plan
Area of Focus Statement
The purpose of this study is to verify by research and analysis if Facebook can effectively be
used as an eLearning tool. The main focus is to see if there would be a substantial increase in
learning, by the students, if Facebook was used as an eLearning tool to supplement instruction.
Problem – Interest
My interest began after watching a video on Dr. Howard Gardner in the Teaching &
Learning with Technology class. I became fascinated with Dr. Gardner’s theory on Multiple
Intelligences. I do believe that each student learns in a different manner. Some are just visual,
some learn better with audio, some with both. So I thought that using Facebook as an eLearning
tool would possibly be a great idea. The students would have interaction with teachers in almost
real time, parents could monitor progress and learning, and students have the opportunity to ask
questions and collaborate.
I believe it would also help some students with their writing skills. Some students also are
very shy and in a classic classroom setting, they may be too shy to participate. On a platform like
Facebook, they do not have to talk in front of anyone, and are never face-to-face, so they may
open up more, which in turn helps them to learn better. Facebook can also give them the
opportunity to learn visually and with audio if videos are posted. This platform could also help
those with learning disabilities as well.