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The Impact of Information Literacy in the Digital Workplace

DiWIL

Time:

1.9.2016–31.8.2020

Funded by:

  • Academy of Finland

Project coordinator:

Åbo Akademi University

Budget:

685 715 euros

Åbo Akademi University’s part of the budget:

479 997 euros (70%)

Information literacy is a standardized concept, developed within education and focusing how information literacy skills support learning and study outcome.

Information literacy is increasingly recognized also in working life but clear measurement tools to study the impact of information literacy in the workplace are lacking. This would be crucial while we have an increasingly complex information environment, a convergence between physical and digital, and with several generations present in the workplace, having substantial differences in their attitudes to information practices and hence information literacy skills.

The overall aim of the project is to find suitable methods to study the impact of information literacy skills on different levels and to develop workplace information literacy standards. Knowledge intensive workplaces and global organizations are studied where differences in information literacy skills are expected to have substantial effects on work outcome.

Contact us

Gunilla Widén

Professor,  informationsvetenskap

gunilla.widen@abo.fi

Tel. +358 504053255