Presentation on theme: "DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING 1 June 2011 Visitors and Residents: What motivates engagement with the digital."— Presentation transcript:
DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING 1 June 2011 Visitors and Residents: What motivates engagement with the digital information environment? Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway OCLC Research David White University of Oxford Dr. Donna Lanclos University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Page 4 Research Addressing Digital Learners Need for a longitudinal study to identify how individuals engage in both the virtual and physical worlds to get information for different situations (Connaway & Dickey 2010, p.56). The information literacy of young people, has not improved with the widening access to technology: in fact, their apparent facility with computers disguises some worrying problems (Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research 2008). Academic staff perceive students as being more digitally capable than is really the case (Beetham, McGill, and Littlejohn 2009).
Page 5 Mark Bullen: http://digitallearners.wordpress.com/ a. Institutional e-mail account No association b. Personal e-mail account No association c. Instant messaging No association d. Text message (via phone) No association e. Facebook/MySpace No association f. Talking via phone No association g. Talking in person No association h. WebCT Association Mode: Significant Association between age and use?
Page 10 …our generation isnt technology orientated. I think its always a stereotype. (Participant UKS4)
I think that lots of like companies and people away from my generation think that we rely and were obsessed with gadgets and gizmos and everybody has to buy the newest iPhone and iPad and newest everything. At the end of the day, as a student, are you really know is that is what the internet is for. How you get to it – it doesnt matter if you dont own a computer and you have to come to the library to use it. Um…like its available to you and you dont care like how you get it. (WorldCat.org Focus Group Interview UKU4th year Participant) Page 11
Page 13 Facebook is for administration & social communication
Page 14 Dont mention Wikipedia! English The Free Encyclopedia 3 642 000+ articles 750 000+ Deutsch Die freie Enzyklopädie 1 233 000+ Artikel Español La enciclopedia libre 761 000+ artículos Français Lencyclopédie libre 1 106 000+ articles Русский Свободная энциклопедия 714 000+ статей Italiano Lenciclopedia libera 803 000+ voci Português A enciclopédia livre 685 000+ artigos Polski Wolna encyklopedia 802 000+ haseł Nederlands De vrije encyclopedie 688 000+ artikelen
Common Research Findings Information literacy skills lacking Information literacy not kept pace with digital literacy Researchers self-taught & confident Page 15
Why Visitors and Residents Project? If we build it, they will come. NOT Shifting changes in engagement with information environment Effect of larger cultural changes influenced by Web? New attitudes towards education? Gap in user behaviour studies – need for longitudinal studies Understanding of motivations for using and expectations of technologies and spaces in information environment Inform projects & service design to improve engagement & uptake Page 16 http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/vandr/
Selected Readings Beetham, Helen, Lou McGill, and Allison Littlejohn. Thriving in the 21 st Century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA Project). Glasgow: The Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2009. http://www.academy.gcal.ac.uk/llida/LLiDAReportJune2009.pdf. http://www.academy.gcal.ac.uk/llida/LLiDAReportJune2009.pdf Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, and Timothy J. Dickey. The Digital Information Seeker: Report of the Findings from Selected OCLC, RIN, and JISC User Behaviour Projects. 2010. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/reports/2010/digitalinformationseek erreport.pdf. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/reports/2010/digitalinformationseek erreport.pdf Nicholas, David. Rowlands, Ian. Huntingdon, Paul. Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future: A CIBER Briefing Paper. London: CIBER, 2008. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_110120 08.pdf. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_110120 08.pdf Warwick, Claire. Galina, Isabel. Terras, Melissa. Huntington, Paul. Pappa, Nikoleta. LAIRAH research on good practice in the construction of digital humanities projects. University College London. 2008. http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/13810/ http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/13810/ Page 17
Page 18 The researchers would like to thank Dr. Alison LeCornu for her assistance in keeping the team organized, scheduling and conducting interviews, analyzing the data, and disseminating the results.