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Information Literacy and Information Practice
Information Literacy and Information Practice
Andrew Whitworth

Why include a chapter on ‘information literacy and information practice’ in a book on e-learning research? What problems with e-learning are being addressed by such an inquiry?

The first step in justifying this line of argument is to recognise that e-learning is a sociotechnical practice, as argued by Goodfellow and Lea (this volume, Chapter 21). The incorporation of a technology into workplaces or other organisations depends not on the technology itself, but on the practices that emerge around it (Whitworth and Benson, in press). Goodfellow and Lea use a ‘literacies’ perspective to assess the development of new digital textual practices within the university. The emphasis in this chapter is, rather, on knowledge formation and professional ...

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