The Impact of Information Literacy in the Digital Workplace

The Impact of Information Literacy in the Digital Workplace

DiWIL

Tid:

1.9.2016–31.8.2020

Finansiär:

  • Academy of Finland

Projektägare:

Åbo Akademi

Budget:

685 715 euro

Åbo Akademis del av budgeten:

479 997 euro (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.

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