Weblog Publishing Behaviour of Librarianship and Information Science Students: A Case Study
Jesus Tramullas, Piedad Garrido
IRAIEJ Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1368-1613
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. (Contains 5 tables.)
Tramullas, J. & Garrido, P. (2011). Weblog Publishing Behaviour of Librarianship and Information Science Students: A Case Study. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 16(1),. Retrieved May 28, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/50484/.
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