Posted by: bluesyemre | July 12, 2013

What Students Really do in the Library: An Observational Study

What Students Really do in the Library: An Observational Study

  • The authors observed 730 collegiate students in the library and recorded their study (or non-study) activities. Approximately 60% of behaviors were study related. The most commonly observed behavior was reading print material (18.8%). The second most common behavior was the use of social media (11.4%). These results have implications for understanding how students learn and study in the pervasive digital world.

HOW COLLEGE STUDENTS SPEND THEIR TIME IN THE LIBRARY

  • Reading print material (18.8%)
  • Perusing social media (11.4%)
  • Visiting non-educational websites (9.3%)
  • Viewing online library materials (5.9%)
  • Working collaboratively (5.6%)
  • Texting (4.1%)
  • Reading news websites (2.6%)
  • Watching YouTube videos (2.1%)
  • Shopping online (1.1%)
  • Sleeping (0.7%)

The article: http://j.mp/1348sjX

http://j.mp/16wymuF


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