Information Experience in the Context of Information Seeking Methods by Prospective Students

Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-78350-815-0, eISBN: 978-1-78350-816-7

ISSN: 1876-0562

Publication date: 12 August 2014

Abstract

Drawing on a literature review and my own research, I demonstrate that prospective students’ information experience involves collaboration, engagement and communities via social media. I present findings that contrast prospective students’ dynamic and wider multidimensional information experience of the social web, with static and unidimensional information seeking of traditional sources. In particular, I demonstrate that prospective students can now ‘experience’ the university and seek peer advice by collaborating in online communities. In this way, they gain tangible as well as intangible university information.

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Reddy, V. (2014), "Information Experience in the Context of Information Seeking Methods by Prospective Students", Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice (Library and Information Science, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 295-311. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1876-056220140000010015

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