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Title:Information Behavior in the Social Web: An Overview of the German Educational Domain
Author(s):Griesbaum, Joachim; Mahrholz, Nadine; Bertram, Jens; Pietras, Nadine; Rittberger, Marc
Subject(s):social web
social information behavior
educational domain
Abstract:This paper explores participative Social Information Behavior in the educational domain. The goal is to capture a picture of current information practices in the Social Web. The focus is on the "places" and the scale of the Social Web in the domain, the communication dynamics and structure of communities and the specificities, quality, pragmatics and success of communication processes. The paper describes the concept and current implementation status of an online analysis approach and system that tries to answer these questions. Furthermore, first empirical results are presented. Data indicates that participative Social Information Behavior is of relevance in the domain: The volume of openly accessible user-generated content is impressive. The basic characteristics of analyzed forums suggest that such websites resemble sustainable knowledge building communities. Pre-tests regarding the analysis of communication processes denote that generated content can often be seen as a valuable information resource.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Griesbaum, J., Mahrholz, N., Bertram, J., Pietras, N., & Rittberger, M. (2014). Information Behavior in the Social Web: An Overview of the German Educational Domain. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 356 - 371). doi:10.9776/14113
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):113
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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