Civic online reasoning
This report is part of collaborative work done by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington to understand the role of libraries in supporting research productivity in their institutions.
The findings in this publication detail the challenges that students experience when interacting with information for college courses, in everyday life, and the workplace. The recommendations put empirical research into the hands of frontline educators, who may use them to inform everyday practice in teaching...
This book presents version 1.0 of educational resources created to develop fact-checking best practice in children aged 9–11. It can be used by teachers and teacher-librarians in schools, by parents who want to discuss information literacy with their children, or by children on their own.
This working paper examines the emerging risk of false and misleading digital content and the role media literacy can play in empowering children.
This publication contributes to ongoing conversations about control of knowledge and different ways of knowing. It does so by analysing why media and information literacy (MIL) is proposed as a solution for addressing the current information crisis.
Too many Australians leave school with language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills gaps that limit opportunities and life choices. This inquiry report finds that improving adult LLND skills in Australia will help individuals find meaningful employment, earn higher wages and achieve personal fulfillment.
This discussion paper provides a basis for stakeholder consultations supporting development of the Australian government’s Indigenous digital inclusion plan. It provides an overview of issues relating to digital inclusion for Indigenous Australians, including identification of barriers to digital inclusion and the role of existing programs...
For almost 20 years, instruction librarians have relied on a variety of models to teach students how to evaluate printed and web-based materials. This paper presents a new evaluative approach for teaching students to see information as the agent, rather than themselves.
This report highlights three case studies of science communication and misinformation — climate change, vaccines and COVID-19. It concludes with recommendations for practitioners and government agencies to combat misinformation and its effects in science and health policy.
This report provides insights from a nationally representative survey of 2,301 New Zealanders on a range of interconnecting issues relating to misinformation and how this may lead to real-world harms and a general loss of trust.
This report presents key findings from a research partnership, which involved the design and delivery of a series of webinars that built data literacy; and participatory data capacity-building workshops facilitated by teams of social scientists and data scientists.
Preserving democratic values and reinforcing trust in public institutions relies on having well-informed citizens. This paper argues that students must develop autonomous and advanced reading skills, that include the ability to navigate ambiguity, and triangulate and validate viewpoints.
Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: final report
Technologies that have emerged or become ubiquitous within the last decade have profoundly changed the ways that scholars, students, and the general public create and engage with information. This report identifies strategic opportunities for research libraries to adopt and engage with emerging technologies, with a...
This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
To better understand the ways Americans get their news in the digital age, the Pew Research Center surveyed 9,220 American adults from 31 August to 7 September 2020. This report outlines the findings.
This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.
This research was funded by the Victorian Law Foundation to help better understand the attitudes and behaviours of people looking for and using legal self-help resources online to solve common civil law problems. The aim is to inform better design and deployment of digital self-help...
Creating a student-centered alternative to research guides: developing the infrastructure to support novice learners
Research and course guides typically feature long lists of resources without the contextual or instructional framework to direct novice researchers through the research process. This research offers academic libraries an alternative approach to existing methods of helping students.
This report is based on a national online survey of 2,196 Australians aged 18 and older, conducted between 18 and 22 April 2020. It examines how and where Australians are getting information about COVID-19, which sources they find trustworthy and what impact the intense news...