Information literacy needs of local staff in cross-cultural development projects

McMahon, Camille, and Bruce, Christine (2002) Information literacy needs of local staff in cross-cultural development projects. Journal of International Development, 14 (1). pp. 113-127.

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Abstract

Information literacy is about people’s information practices in their ICT environment. Increasing access to ICTs to bridge the digital divide has implications for the information literacy needs of people in developing communities. The research described in this paper, investigated development workers’ perceptions of information literacy needs amongst local staff participating in community development projects in cross-cultural situations. A phenomenographic approach was used to elicit five hierarchically related, qualitatively different understandings of information literacy needs within the development context. The results reveal possible directions for those workers involved in bringing ICTs into workplace settings within developing communities.

Item ID: 55515
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: information literacy; digital divide; cross; cultural development; developing nations; international projects; phenomenography
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ISSN: 1099-1328
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 00:59
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified @ 34%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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