Information Literacy

Information literacy is an important skillset that enables individuals to locate, contextualize, evaluate, effectively use, and appropriately communicate information in a variety of different formats

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Identifying False HPV-Vaccine Information and Modeling Its Impact on Risk Perceptions

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Jessie Chin
Total funding to date
$389,810.00
Funding agency
National Institutes of Health

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., with over 34,000 new HPV-related cancers diagnosed annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An HPV vaccine, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, is recommended as part of routine vaccinations for school-aged children. However, the vaccine's…

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The Education of Things: Mechanical Literacies in British Culture (1760-1860)

Time frame
2016-2019
Investigator
Elizabeth Hoiem

This project examines writers who represent education as an embodied experience, with learning and literacy grounded in what they called “object learning” or “the education of things.” Denouncing rote-learning in favor of an induction method, object lessons promised to coordinate the development of body and mind by using the pupil’s senses as a catalyst for higher cognitive thought. Children…

Understanding Search Literacy and Search Skills Adoption: How People Solve Technical Problems via Search

Time frame
2015-2016
Investigator
Michael Twidale
Total funding to date
$65,000.00
Funding agency
Google

Despite the ubiquity of search in many people’s daily lives, a lack of search literacy can make it difficult to find solutions to technical problems, such as completing software-based tasks like troubleshooting program installations. iSchool Professor Michael Twidale and Assistant Professor Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham have received funding from Google for a project that aims to…

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