As a college student, I believe our learning method is much different from that of secondary school, where we are given notes and exercise and being tested. However, in universities, we are often given the syllabus and notes, then we self-learn, ask questions and do the assignments.
In this process, social media really provides much help. As mentioned in lecture, information actions involve one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, or many-to-many human information actors. These are all useful ways of learning.
In traditional way, we can read from a textbook, which is often written by an expert or some scholars.
Nowadays, the most common way is to read the documents online to find a solution or to learn something quick.
There are many forums nowadays where we can discuss our problems online and get feedback. For example, when you have problems with downloading or using software, you can ask this specific question online and wait for a response. This is a fast learning process. However, there is a potential risk that the answer or suggestion provided is not perfectly correct.
If you want a correct answer, you better send email to your professor directly. This would be a one-to-one communication where you would expect a response or at least acknowledgement of understanding.