I officially started using Facebook on June 16, 2011.
June 16, 2018, my Facebook Project is 7 years old and going on its 8 years.
On its 7th anniversary, I will make a review and evaluation.
In the past, I already made several evaluations (2011 December – 6 months after usage; 2013 – 24 months after usage; 2014 – 3 years after; 2015 – 4.5 years after; 2016 – 5 years after usage). The overall result has always been positive and my friends have consistently wanted me to continue my Facebook Project or Postings.
In 2014 and 2016, I asked for formal feedback through a survey from my friends in Facebook. The results can be seen in the following links (with 38 and 119 respondents respectively):
I will not conduct another survey to get feedback anymore this year. Instead, I will just make an informal personal evaluation of my Facebook Project based on my formulated goals and objectives and observed outcomes.
The following was my first post in my homepage (profile page) in Facebook on June 16, 2011, spelling out the objectives and contents of my Facebook:
“My Facebook will contain my thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) on things of interest to me and on things that may be of interest and concern to my patients, to my colleagues, to my friends, and to my family.”
I have fulfilled all the objectives that were set at the start, namely:
“My Facebook will contain my thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPOR) on things of interest to me and on things that may be of interest and concern to my patients, to my colleagues, to my friends, and to my family.” [I have “likes” and “comments” from all of my intended readers.]
I have been using the Facebook as a personal blog to:
o Facilitate communication and keeping in touch with my patients, students, colleagues in the medical profession, classmates, friends, and with my family;
o Advance my advocacy on “Education for Health Development in the Philippines,” which I started in 1989;
o Share on my personal thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) in the following four areas: Medicine; Hospital Administration; Medical Education; and Life. (with focus on the following specific topics: Breast Wellness; Thyroid Wellness; Hospital Quality Management System; Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program; and Problem-based Learning in Medicine and Surgery.)
The missions of my Facebook Project are spelled out as such: to infoshare; to inspire; to improve.
Infoshare means to inform and share information and my TPORs (Thoughts, Perceptions, Opinions and Recommendations) which will lead to the other missions to inspire and to improve.
Inspire means to motivate changes for the better or learning on the part of my friends or readers.
Improve means to produce positive changes in behavior (learning) which is the ultimate target of my Facebook Project and Blogs, that is, Education for Health Development in the Philippines Program.
I am achieving the missions of my Facebook Project as evidenced by the responses of friends in my Timelines and the increasing number of requests to be connected or to follow me.
I have reached the 5000-friend Facebook Timeline quota in June 2017. I have created an extension in the form of group page (Reynaldo O Joson 2). As of June 18, 2018, 1030 am, there are 675 friends subscribed in this group.
I am also achieving my OCIL objective in my Facebook Project. OCIL stands for Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning. I started this in 1999 to conduct online learning sessions particularly with surgical residents, medical students, and students in hospital administration. Google “Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning ROJoson” and you will see the links.
One link is: https://rojosonocilonhospitaladministration.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/online-collaborative-and-interactive-learning-program-in-a-hospital-setting-rojosons-recommendations/
OCIL is learning being effected collaboratively with online interaction not only among the learner-participants but also with the facilitator. As the facilitator, I work on the premise that I don’t know everything though I know something on the learning topic and I recognize the importance of the help of my learner-participants through collaboration and interaction in coming out with a most fruitful learning session.
I have extended this OCIL (though informally) when I started using Facebook in 2011.
For details on my FACEBOOK PROJECT, visit:
- Will continue my Facebook Project with the same goals and objectives and missions until I become disabled, crippled or die or until Facebook closes down (pray and hope not).
- Will welcome more “friends” and “followers” probably at an increment of at least 500 per year in Reynaldo O Joson 2.
- Will try to increase or intensify collaborative and interactive learning from “friends” and “followers.”