Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is the most preferred choice for college students’ research need. However, Wikipedia has been criticized for its low information quality, lack of accountability, inconsistency, and vandalism. Despite the warning and concerns from the academia, social media and interactive collaborative learning tools such as Wikipedia will continue to become a major mode of learning in today’s classroom. This paper, with a sample of 184 college students, empirically tests a proposed theoretical model which includes internal beliefs, motivations for information seeking, need for cognition, social influence, normative pressure, and Wikipedia use and information seeking behavior.
Wikipedia, collective learning tool, social media for learning, motivation
Business and Corporate Communications
Interactive Conference on Computer Aided Learning (ICL)
City or Country
Factors influencing the use of social media in learning: A case of Wikipedia.. (2010). Interactive Conference on Computer Aided Learning (ICL). Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business (SMU Access Only).
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research_smu/97