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Article: Use of smartphones by art and design students for accessing library services and learning

TitleUse of smartphones by art and design students for accessing library services and learning
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lht.htm
Citation
Library Hi Tech, 2016, v. 34, p. 224-238 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore art and design students’ use of smartphones for accessing library services and learning at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey involving 51 HKDI students was conducted to examine the students’ utilization of apps and the internet on mobile devices to find information for the purpose of academic learning, social networking, and collaborative learning. Findings – Survey results showed that while the HKDI students were all smartphone owners and active users of such mobile communication devices, only a minority of them “frequently” use these mobile devices for formal learning purposes. They demonstrated a keen preference to use search engines, social communications, and other diverse use of smartphones. Except for research and image/audio-visual needs, the rest of their needs and usage behaviour is similar to mainstream university students. Practical implications – The results suggest opportunities for the libraries to develop services and facilities that could better fulfil students’ information needs, and to improve the network coverage outside the library. Originality/value – This is probably the first study of its kind to explore art and design students’ use of smartphones for learning needs. In particular, the recent capability of smartphones and mobile internet speed are comparable with desktops, it is vital to re-examine the much changed environment and user needs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231399

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLo, P-
dc.contributor.authorCho, A-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, M-H-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KWD-
dc.contributor.authorKo, EHT-
dc.contributor.authorHo, KKW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:22:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:22:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationLibrary Hi Tech, 2016, v. 34, p. 224-238-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231399-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore art and design students’ use of smartphones for accessing library services and learning at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey involving 51 HKDI students was conducted to examine the students’ utilization of apps and the internet on mobile devices to find information for the purpose of academic learning, social networking, and collaborative learning. Findings – Survey results showed that while the HKDI students were all smartphone owners and active users of such mobile communication devices, only a minority of them “frequently” use these mobile devices for formal learning purposes. They demonstrated a keen preference to use search engines, social communications, and other diverse use of smartphones. Except for research and image/audio-visual needs, the rest of their needs and usage behaviour is similar to mainstream university students. Practical implications – The results suggest opportunities for the libraries to develop services and facilities that could better fulfil students’ information needs, and to improve the network coverage outside the library. Originality/value – This is probably the first study of its kind to explore art and design students’ use of smartphones for learning needs. In particular, the recent capability of smartphones and mobile internet speed are comparable with desktops, it is vital to re-examine the much changed environment and user needs.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lht.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofLibrary Hi Tech-
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (please insert the web address here). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.-
dc.titleUse of smartphones by art and design students for accessing library services and learning-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KWD: dchiu88@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/LHT-02-2016-0015-
dc.identifier.hkuros266894-
dc.identifier.volume34-
dc.identifier.spage224-
dc.identifier.epage238-

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