Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
How are campus students using social media to support their studies? An explorative interview study
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media technology and interaction design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9984-6561
2012 (English)In: Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, ISSN 1360-2357, E-ISSN 1573-7608, Vol. 17, no 4, 451-464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social media hype has created a lot of speculation among educators on how these media can be used to support learning, but there have been rather few studies so far. Our explorative interview study contributes by critically exploring how campus students perceive using social media to support their studies and the perceived benefits and limitations compared with other means. Although the vast majority of the respondents use social media frequently, a “digital dissonance” can be noted, because few of them feel that they use such media to support their studies. The interviewees mainly put forth e-mail and instant messaging, which are used among students to ask questions, coordinate group work and share files. Some of them mention using Wikipedia and YouTube for retrieving content and Facebook to initiate contact with course peers. Students regard social media as one of three key means of the educational experience, alongside face-to-face meetings and using the learning management systems, and are mainly used for brief questions and answers, and to coordinate group work. In conclusion, we argue that teaching strategy plays a key role in supporting students in moving from using social media to support coordination and information retrieval to also using such media for collaborative learning, when appropriate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 4, 451-464 p.
Keyword [en]
Higher education, Online education, Social media, Student perceptions
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53721DOI: 10.1007/s10639-011-9169-5Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859212511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-53721DiVA: diva2:470745
Note
QC 20120116Available from: 2011-12-29 Created: 2011-12-29 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Hrastinski, Stefan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hrastinski, Stefan
By organisation
Media technology and interaction design
In the same journal
Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education
Computer and Information Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 301 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf