Seekers, sloths and social reference: Homework questions submitted to a question-answering community

@article{Gazan2007SeekersSA,
  title={Seekers, sloths and social reference: Homework questions submitted to a question-answering community},
  author={Rich Gazan},
  journal={The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={239-248}
}
An increasing number of students are seeking homework help outside library structures and systems, such as on social reference sites, where questions are answered by online community members who rate one another’s answers and provide collaborative filtering in place of traditional expertise. This paper reports the preliminary results of a participant observation and content analysis of homework questions submitted to Answerbag, a social reference site with over one million unique visitors per… CONTINUE READING

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