Students' Motivations for Social Media Enhanced Studying and ...

premiumlexicographerInternet και Εφαρμογές Web

8 Δεκ 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 6 μήνες)

58 εμφανίσεις

Students’ Motivations for Social
Media Enhanced Studying and
Learning

Kirsi

Silius
, Tampere University of Technology, Hypermedia
Laboratory

Thumas

Miilumäki
, Tampere University of Technology,
Hypermedia Laboratory


Yuwei

Introduction


Web 2.0 based social media
have recently
become well known


A few new students know any of their peers at
the beginning of studies in their new university


Developed a site that provide convenient tools
for interaction and study support


The aim of the research was to find aspects of
social network services that motivate students to
actively participate in discussion


Literature review


Preece

(2000): a group of people in the web for some
particular intention that the individuals in a community
are controlled by community policies


Boyd and Ellison (2007) define a web community in the
context of social networking and creating connections


Typical aspects of social networking sites are user
profiles, connections between users, comments and
private messages


Technical aspect


The most commonly used O’Reilly’s (2005) concept of Web
2.0

Motivation research model


Rogers(1976) categories people concerning
adoptability of technology


Innovators


Early adopters


Early majority


Late adopters


Reluctant adopters


Data was collected from 10 students regarded
as
early adopters
using
insight into method


System: The TUT Circle (1)


Study Circle


in

fall 2008


Basic Engineering Mathematics courses at TUT


Static groups for different study


all usage was voluntary


void of content


Blank discussion boards and walls did not
encourage new students to start discussions

System: The TUT Circle (2)


New system:
TUT Circle


Content Management System by
Drupal
®


Target: social network site with separate features offering support for
studying at TUT


Personal profile


Basic user actions


status updates


private messaging


Suggest potential friends


content can be tagged with keywords


Groups provide collaborative activity


The discussion board


The questions feature


ask a question anonymously



System: The TUT
Circle (3)

Further research


The activity will be monitored and the
development of networks in TUT Circle will be
studied using social network analysis


Feedback on TUT Circle usage will be collected
during the academic year 2009
-
2010

Conclusions


There is a variety of options available to motivate
users to participate more actively in social
network sites


access to information about friends’ and similar
users’ activity


Users need some examples and models of how
the system can be used


Tools provided by social media are attractive to
students today and making those tools a part of
traditional teaching

comment


Hot issues


It’s a
facebook
-
like system for academic use


Spent too much pages on system detail


Good motivation aspects for system designers


Lack of data analysis (due to it’s under
experiment )