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Michael Eisenberg - "Project Information Literacy" (PIL)

How Students manage Technology and Multitasking (1h23)

"Project Information Literacy (PIL) is an ongoing research project, based in the University of Washington's Information School. The project seeks to understand how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research activities for course work and "everyday life" use and especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age. Research in 2009-2010 collected data from over 10,000 students. Most recently, PIL studied how 560 college students managed technology and multitasked while they were in the library during "crunch time" (the final weeks of the term)."

Dr Eisenberg's current work focuses on information literacy, information problem-solving in virtual environments (funded by the MacArthur Foundation), and information science education K-20. His "Big6 approach to information problem-solving" is the most widely used information literacy program in the world.

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by SLAIS (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies), and School Library Day Colloquium (Co-Sponsored with the UBC Education Library).