International Comparison of Media Usage Among University Students

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50337-0_51

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 544)
Cite this paper as:
Capretz L.F., Gidion G. (2017) International Comparison of Media Usage Among University Students. In: Auer M., Guralnick D., Uhomoibhi J. (eds) Interactive Collaborative Learning. ICL 2016. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 544. Springer, Cham


A survey on media usage was conducted at Western University, followed by similar surveys in Germany, Spain and Thailand. It seems that the usage of IT-devices is more popular in Thailand and Germany than in Canada. The use of social network related applications in academia seems to be more common in Thailand compared to Canada and Germany. The competitiveness of the Internet-based market of academic education might be more intensive in Canada because of the proximity of the U.S. market. An international comparison is, nevertheless, problematic, because the circumstances are really diverse and in constant change. Future plans involve conducting a comparative global media survey in the area of higher education.


Media usage comparison Media in education Educational e-Learning Technology-enhance learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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