Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 85: 1-22 (2021)

原著論文Original Article

大学生の学習における情報メディアに対する意味付け選択の判断プロセスに着目してUniversity Students’ Understanding of Information Media in Learning: A Focus on the Decision-making for Selection

慶應義塾大学大学院Graduate School of Letters, Keio University ◇ 〒 108–8345 東京都港区三田2–15–45 ◇ 2–15–45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108–8345, Japan

受付日:2021年5月3日Received: May 3, 2021
受理日:2021年9月21日Accepted: September 21, 2021
発行日:2021年11月22日Published: November 22, 2021




Purpose: This study focused on the concept of information media, which includes the social and cultural meaning of information mediating entities for users, to explain complex information behaviors. Information behavior is attempted to be understood from the perspective of individual cognition in this study, and it is treated as a dynamic interaction between information media and people. This study aims to clarify the actors’ understanding of these information media on their information behavior in learning. To examine sense-making in detail, we focus on the circumstances of actors’ selecting information media and organize their consideration of factors for their selections.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 18 first-year university students; they were asked about their learning and information media use. In this paper, the information behavior for assignment and examination were analyzed.

Results: The participants chose information media based on two factors: whether it conformed to the teacher’s instructions and whether it was trustworthy. The students’ trustworthiness judgments were based on their experiences and past education or were informed via the media’s reputation as earned from others. After satisfying the above assumptions, “convenience” will also be considered, given that previous studies have identified it as the main criterion for selecting information media.

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