Web professionals : how do they experience information literacy?

Sayyad Abdi, Elham (2014) Web professionals : how do they experience information literacy? PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This phenomenographic research investigated variation in web professionals' understanding of information literacy. The outcome is of value for the education of practitioners both in the areas of information literacy, and web design and development. Analysis of 23 in-depth interviews with web workers from different stages of web design and development process revealed that they experience information literacy as staying informed, building a successful website, solving a problem or participating in a community of practice. The present research advances the existing understanding of the concept of information literacy, especially in an occupational context. Additionally, using the web professionals' world as the context of the study, the research also contributes to the field of website design and development by shedding light on less-researched experiences of people involved in this industry.

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ID Code: 78982
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen & Bruce, Christine
Keywords: Information literacy, Web professionals, Phenomenography, Experience, Website design, Website development
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:51

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