Global Pages is a streamlined solution to create a better experience for global businesses and their community on Facebook. Essentially, it creates a central hub, allowing brands to have one global brand identity. Brands will be able to customize their Page’s look and feel for each country or geographic region, while maintaining global metrics such as Likes, People Talking About This, and check-ins.
How It Works
Instead of the current multi-page model in which brands have created their own localized solution, they will now have the ability to create local country-specific or regional versions of their pages that will sit within one central hub on Facebook, following a unified naming convention.
Brands that follow a Global page model will have the opportunity to localize the following features:
Cover Photos Profile Photo Tab Structure Photos Access to local Facebook Insights data Brand Mailbox Vanity URL Milestones About Section
"EDUCAUSE Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2012, ECAR collaborated with 195 institutions to collect responses from more than 100,000 students about their technology experiences. The findings are distilled into the broad thematic message for institutions and educators to balance strategic innovation with solid delivery of basic institutional services and pedagogical practices and to know students well enough to understand which innovations they value the most."
The Key Findings and ECAR Recommendations are most valuable!
The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012” report.
The report summary has the following key points and recommendations:
Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn. Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver. Technology training and skill development for students is more important than new, more, or “better” technology. Students use social networks for interacting with friends more than for academic communication.