Share and share alike: Integrating Internet resource sharing into learning

Regina Collins, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Fadi P. Deek

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Abstract

Despite instructors' concerns, students use "non-scholarly" Internet information resources to address their knowledge gaps or supplement their learning. In this research, students were encouraged to use such Internet resources to complete an individual course assignment and then share those resources to create a group submission. This allowed an investigation of perceived learning and development of social capital measured through quality and quantity. Assignments were introduced into eight courses over three semesters, providing a sample size of 210 undergraduate and graduate students. Two systems, one a social curation site and one the university's LMS, were evaluated as suitable platforms for such learning activities. Findings suggest that these learning assignments resulted in positive perceptions of learning as well as positive perceptions of the quality and quantity of social capital shared. Student engagement as reflected by the number of resources stored differed by system, suggesting increased student engagement in the social curation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
StatePublished - 2015
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015

Other

Other21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Learning
  • Social capital
  • Social media
  • Technology-supported learning

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