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Characteristics and Method for Initial Activity on Campus SNS for Supporting Students
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, , Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, Japan, Japan ; , , Center for Advanced Information Technology, University of Tokushima, Japan, Japan ; , , , Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, Japan, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Recently, social networking services (SNSs) have been introduced as a new communication mode among university students. We started SNS for supporting students of the Department of Engineering at the University of Tokushima on 23 January, 2007. This paper presents methods used to promote SNS at the university with analyses using extracted log data. We distinguished all users according to their attributes: students, staff, graduates, supporters, and monitors. We introduce SNS characteristics at the university from the change of use situation, the user function, the diary contents, and actions of monitors. These results will serve as reference data, which are necessary for initial activity when establishing an SNS at a university. Results indicate concrete actions: it is important to give messages regularly from an SNS manager to continue using monitors for extending use in the future and for chatting to share casual feelings which are unrelated to academic study.

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Sagayama, K., Kume, K., Kanenishi, K., Matuura, K., Miyoshi, Y., Minato, J. & Yano, Y. (2008). Characteristics and Method for Initial Activity on Campus SNS for Supporting Students. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 936-945). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 14, 2022 from .

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