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Students´ usage of social media as asupplement to their studies
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Students’ usage of social media for their studies has increased enormously over the last years.

They use these social media to interact with other students, work on their projects and much

more. (Roblyer et al. 2010a)

Most universities have their own platform for file sharing, communication and even other

school related tasks available for both students and teachers. However, students still turn to

other media for doing their schoolwork. The purpose of this study is to investigate how

satisfied the students of two universities, KTH in Stockholm and UCA in Buenos Aires, are

with their school platforms, and to find out the reasons behind why they turn to other media as

a supplement for their studies.

In order to achieve substantial results we chose to make a questionnaire and send it to students

from both universities, as well as having one focus group in each university. The results of the

study showed that these platforms needed to be improved in some aspects in order to get more

satisfaction from the users and fulfill their needs. However, students will still be using social

media and other sorts of media for communicating with each other and doing school related

work, since social media has become a big part of their everyday life.

Abstract [sv]

Studenternas användning av sociala medier för sina studier har ökat enormt under de senaste

åren. De använder dessa medier för att interagera med andra studenter, arbeta med sina projekt

och göra mycket mer. (Roblyer et al. 2010a)

De flesta universitet har sin egen plattform för fildelning, kommunikation och även för att göra

andra skolrelaterade uppgifter tillgängliga för både elever och lärare. Men eleverna vänder sig

fortfarande till andra medier för sitt skolarbete. Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur

nöjda eleverna i två universitet, KTH i Stockholm och UCA i Buenos Aires, är med sina

skolplattformar, samt att ta reda på orsakerna bakom varför de vänder sig till andra medier som

ett komplement till sina studier.

För att uppnå betydande resultat valde vi att göra en enkät och skicka den till studenter från

båda universiteten, samt ha en fokusgrupp vid varje universitet. Resultaten av studien visade

att dessa plattformar behövde förbättras i vissa avseenden för att få mer tillfredsställelse från

användarna och uppfylla deras behov. Däremot kommer eleverna fortfarande att använda

sociala medier och andra typer av media för att kommunicera med varandra och göra

skolrelaterat arbete, eftersom sociala medier har blivit en stor del av deras vardagsliv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Series
Kandidatexjobb CSC, K13220
National Category
Media Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136861DiVA: diva2:677343
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Media Technology
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Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2013-12-13Bibliographically approved

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