Proceedings of the International Conference on the Development of Education in Russia and the CIS Member States (ICEDER 2018)

The Communicative Preferences of Technical University Students in Social Networks

Authors
Natalia Semenova, Natalia Lebedeva, Elena Polyakova
Corresponding Author
Natalia Semenova
Available Online December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceder-18.2018.33How to use a DOI?
Keywords
online social networks, university students, technical professions, Russia
Abstract
The paper focuses on social networking activities of university students from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) and Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation. The authors make an attempt to determine the network communicative preferences of students that train for technical professions. The choice of the universities is motivated by the strategic importance of the professions obtained by their graduates. Respondents’ preferences in using various social networks for the instructions were detected by the questionnaire described below. The results show strong preference of VK, Instagram, Facebook, but in practice, reflecting the access rate, only VK could be used for education purposes. It was noted that the network preferences of the students from both technical universities are in line with the general Russian trends. And though online social networks (OSNs) are used by them mostly for the sake of rest and recreation, for communicating with friends, the students show that they are greatly interested in accumulating their social and professional capital by means of OSNs. This fact runs counter to their evaluation of the content offered by the contemporary professionally oriented network communities, with which they are not satisfied.
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