American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Study of Internet Visitors on College Educational Websites
Georgia Romig, Byungik Chang, Kenneth Leitch, Aaron Hunt

This study examines usage patterns of educational websites that employ databases, wikis, andgeneral resources for information sharing and dissemination. To gather data about website usage, a quantitative survey was sent out to students and to the users of an existingeducational website. Additionally, participantsprovided data on learning preferences and practices. Findings from the survey showthat users visit an education website for finding information and getting connected to a community. The survey resultsalso show that while communicating information should remain a toppriority, educational web sites will need to adapt to an increasing desire for interpersonal communication within their own online communities.

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