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Title:Towards a mobile information literacy framework: Rethinking information literacy in a mobile era
Author(s):Clark, Melody; Coward, Chris; Rothschild, Chris; Reynal, Laura de; Richter, Bobby
Subject(s):Information literacy
Digital literacy
Mobile phones
Digital inclusion
Abstract:For billions of people coming online, the mobile phone (increasingly smartphones) is their point of entry to the internet, in both developed and developing countries. However, the user experience on a smartphone is very different from that on a PC. The different affordances and limitations of each device shape how people interact with information, and even one’s conceptualization of the internet itself. Yet existing digital and information literacy work has largely failed to account for these differences. Reviewed literacy frameworks, for instance, adopt a PC-centric orientation. Research reveals that lack of digital and information literacy skills is a significant barrier to internet adoption. Constructing a new digital and information literacy framework will allow for more relevant curricula and training, thus encouraging more adoption, use, and uptake of the mobile internet, which will allow for those newly online to experience the same benefits of the internet that PC-first users know.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Clark, M., Coward, C., Rothschild, C., Reynal, L. de, & Richter, B. (2017). Towards a Mobile Information Literacy Framework: Rethinking Information Literacy in a Mobile Era. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (p. 934-936).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Melody Clark, Chris Coward, Chris Rothschild, Laura de Reynal, and Bobby Richter
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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