Weblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case study

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/125007
Title:
Weblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case study
Author:
Tramullas, Jesus; Garrido, Piedad
Affiliation:
University of Zaragoza
Citation:
Tramullas, J. & Garrido, P. (2011). Weblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case study.. Information Research, 16(1), paper 456. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/16-1/paper456.html]
Journal:
Information Research
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/125007
Additional Links:
http://informationr.net/ir/16-1/paper456.html
Abstract:
Introduction. The ‘blogosphere’ is a space with digital information in which social networks form that offer countless application possibilities. In this technology-mediated context, it is feasible to study the performance and approaches of production, diffusion, relationship and use of information from different perspectives.. Method. Quantitative data were obtained through the regular examination of the blogs maintained by students and qualitative data were obtained from reports by the students and self-assessment questionnaires. Analysis. Simple counts of quantitative data were obtained, without further statistical analysis. The qualitative data were reviewed for insights into the motivations of students. Results. Given a free choice, most students adopted the Blogger platform for their blogs. Most blogs consisted of content reported from elsewhere and were not continued by the students following the end of the exercise. Conclusions. Students adopted an instrumental approach to the exercise, doing enough to complete the course requirements but not being sufficiently engaged to continue their blogs. Preliminary work based on basic competences is necessary in both collaboration processes and Web 2.0 technology to obtain satisfactory results in the use of Weblogs as teaching and learning tools.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
information behavior; weblogs; library science students
ISSN:
1368-1613

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dc.contributor.authorTramullas, Jesusen_US
dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Piedaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-17T16:30:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-17T16:30:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationTramullas, J. & Garrido, P. (2011). Weblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case study.. Information Research, 16(1), paper 456. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/16-1/paper456.html]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1368-1613-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/125007-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. The ‘blogosphere’ is a space with digital information in which social networks form that offer countless application possibilities. In this technology-mediated context, it is feasible to study the performance and approaches of production, diffusion, relationship and use of information from different perspectives.. Method. Quantitative data were obtained through the regular examination of the blogs maintained by students and qualitative data were obtained from reports by the students and self-assessment questionnaires. Analysis. Simple counts of quantitative data were obtained, without further statistical analysis. The qualitative data were reviewed for insights into the motivations of students. Results. Given a free choice, most students adopted the Blogger platform for their blogs. Most blogs consisted of content reported from elsewhere and were not continued by the students following the end of the exercise. Conclusions. Students adopted an instrumental approach to the exercise, doing enough to complete the course requirements but not being sufficiently engaged to continue their blogs. Preliminary work based on basic competences is necessary in both collaboration processes and Web 2.0 technology to obtain satisfactory results in the use of Weblogs as teaching and learning tools.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://informationr.net/ir/16-1/paper456.htmlen_US
dc.subjectinformation behavioren_US
dc.subjectweblogsen_US
dc.subjectlibrary science studentsen_US
dc.titleWeblog publishing behaviour of librarianship and information science students: a case studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Zaragozaen_US
dc.identifier.journalInformation Researchen_US
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