Teaching Communication Strategies in Social Networks for Computer Science Students

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Abstract

Nowadays, web technology has changed drastically by positioning itself as an interactive, dynamic and very important in people’s life, which is why it has become a fundamental tool in social media and communication. As professors of Computer Science (CS) students, we have seen the need to encourage the development of “soft” skills in the learning process of future engineers, such as communication, which represents a major challenge in the field of engineering. The purpose of our study was to introduce to university students of CS, how to incorporate communication techniques when using social media networks as an effective communication tool. The study aims to show that it is not enough to know the current social media networks, but rather requires targeted communication strategies for this type of media. In this way, it involved CS undergraduate students who participate in an optional course called “Strategies of communication and diffusion in computer projects” and another group that have the same level of curriculum in the same career, but they have not internalized in the techniques of communication oriented to social media. As mentioned above, the opinion of both groups and the perception of how they can use properly communication skills for their future work are presented, and indicating the need to incorporate this ability as part of the learning process in CS students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media. User Experience and Behavior - 10th International Conference, SCSM 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages57-66
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319915203
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10913 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period15/07/1820/07/18

Keywords

  • Communication strategies
  • Computer Science (CS) students
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Social media

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