Dr Brian Detlor, Professor and Area Chair (Information Systems) at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada, and Visiting Professor to the Social Informatics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University, will be in Scotland next month. Continue reading
Tag Archives: digital literacy
Applications invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on digital literacy skills
Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship within the Social Informatics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University. The successful candidate will work with Director of Studies Dr David Haynes on a project entitled Digital literacy skill requirements for new employees and its relation to productivity in the Scottish economy. Continue reading
Funded Social Informatics PhD opportunities at Edinburgh Napier University: apply by 15th January 2023
If you would like to study for a PhD from October 2023, the Social Informatics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising the following projects:
- Behaviour change for cybersecurity: Increasing awareness and reducing susceptibility – supervised by Dr JP Vargheese
- A new model for information literacies of community representatives – supervised by Dr Peter Cruickshank
- Online safety and digital literacy – supervised by Dr David Haynes
- Organisational learning and agile coaching – supervised by Dr Pritam Chita and Dr Peter Cruickshank
- Policy changes for inclusion of disabled students in HE – supervised by Dr Debbie Meharg
- Privacy and identity in the metaverse – supervised by Dr David Haynes
- Trust, risk and digital identity for digitally-unsure citizens – supervised by Dr Peter Cruickshank
All set for #asist20
Following three days of virtual pre-conference workshops and the annual doctoral colloquium, the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology 2020 ‘proper’ opens today. The opening keynote speaker is Houman Haddad, Head of Emerging Technologies, United Nations World Food Programme (Nobel Peace Prize winner). He will present to the online audience on blockchain technology for humanitarian assistance at 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT in the UK).
Several members of the Centre for Social Informatics are making co-authored contributions to ASIST 2020: Continue reading
Brian Detlor wins award for community engagement work on digital literacy
Congratulations to our visiting professor Brian Detlor, whose research was recognised at McMaster University last month when he received the DeGroote School of Business Award for Community Engaged Scholarship. Continue reading
Newly published: ‘Digital youth work: the youth worker’s balancing act between digital innovation and digital literacy insecurities’
Amongst the papers from Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2018 published in the latest issue of Information Research is an article that I co-authored with my Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Alicja Pawluczuk, Dr Gemma Webster, and Dr Colin Smith.
In the paper we discuss the ways in which UK youth workers perceive their work in the context of digital literacy project facilitation. The findings, which derive from the analysis of data from interviews conducted with twenty digital youth workers, reveal (a) that youth workers are both excited and sceptical about the digital developments in the field, and (b) an anxiety associated with the lack of digital literacy skills in the youth work sector.
The paper is available in full text from the Information Research web site. A PDF of the manuscript can also be downloaded from the Edinburgh Napier University repository.