Social Software in Academia: Three Studies on Users’ Acceptance of Web 2.0 Services
|Title / Titel:||Social Software in Academia: Three Studies on Users’ Acceptance of Web 2.0 Services|
|Author / Autor:||Katrin Weller, Ramona Dornstädter, Raimonds Freimanis, Raphael N. Klein, Maredith Perez|
|Source / Quelle:||Proceedings of the 2nd Web Science Conference (WebSci 2010), Raleigh, NC, USA|
|Language / Sprache:||English / Englisch|
Social Software in Academia: Three Studies on Users' Acceptance of Web 2.0 Services
This paper presents a summary of the results of three surveys, questioning different groups of users on their usage of social software tools in academic settings. The first survey addressed students across various disciplines, the second one addressed only students in information science and related disciplines, and the third one addressed researchers and university teachers across several disciplines. The different studies had slightly different foci (and thus did not comprise the same set of questions), but all considered aspects such of ‘which Web 2.0 services are known?’ and ‘how are they used?’ In this paper, the different survey results related to use of social software are summed up and compared.