Social Media Usage in Education Related Web Search: An Analysis of the Information Behavior of Students of Education Related Study Paths in Germany

This paper discusses social media usage and quality evaluation for education related information seeking. To address this, we conducted a focus group study and an online survey with students enrolled in education related study paths. Altogether, results show that social media and classic or standard information resources do not compete but rather complement each other. Social media are primarily consulted in early phases of the information seeking process and for communication and knowledge management purposes.

Keywords: Social Web, Social Information Behavior, Educational Domain.

Information Behaviour and User Studies
Location: Lecture Hall Aula Magna Date: May 19, 2015 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Kim von Löwe Kiedrowski Nadine Mahrholz jg_120x160_400x400 Joachim Griesbaum rittberger Marc Rittberger