DiWIL - Project overview
685 715 euro
Part of the project for Åbo Akademi
479 997 euro (70% full-cost model)
Professor Gunilla Widén
The Impact of Information Literacy in the Digital Workplace
Information literacy is a standardized concept, developed within the higher education. In recent years, information literacy is increasingly recognized as a future skills issue for workplace learning and performance, adding value to the digital workplace of today and tomorrow. Nevertheless, there are few attempts to bring hard evidence to the discussion, to actually assess the impact of information literacy in the workplace. The overall aim of the project is to develop workplace information literacy standard and find suitable methods and measures to study the impact of information literacy skills in the workplace on different levels.
Objectives of the research
The following research questions will be studied in knowledge intensive and global workplaces.
- How can different levels of information literacy (individual and organizational) be identified and defined?
- What are the differences between digital and traditional information literacy skills in the workplace? Which kinds of literacies are highlighted in workplace context?
- What are the differences in information literacy skills between generations? How do they affect collaborative work?
- What connections can be found between literacy skills, well-being, and productivity?
- How is the development of workplace information literacy supported by organizations and how it contributes to the achievement of organizational goals?
- What is the role of workplace information literacy in virtual and global workplaces?