Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Students on the internet

Here is a blog post on a study of internet use by college students at the Univ. of Bristol and here is Lorcan Dempsey's take on it.

A couple of things that stood out to me...

1. Students don't have radios but stream audio and increasingly video over there computers which takes up a lot of bandwidth.

2. Students use email to keep in touch with "older" people and IM (and Facebook) to communicate to peers.

3. Daily Motion and Veoh are listed as the top two video sharing sites. YouTube is third (and the only one I had heard of).

4. Finally the blog suggests students would really like video podcasts of lectures.

I wonder if Trinity collects data of the top used sites here and if they would share that internally or (gasp) make it public.


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