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Late teenagers & online information search

Acronym LOIS

Abstract This project is about how late teenagers locate, access and assess online information on different topics and in different scenarios. Information search is a core life activity. Today’s media-rich society is a highly complex information environment, and Digital Information Literacy (DIL) is central for full and aware citizenship. Despite the continuous increase in effectiveness and ease-of-use of search engines and AI, we still need information literacy skills. This is also reflected in HarmoS-compatible school program, as well as by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). This project brings together digital media literacy studies and information sciences in a task-driven study to observe and analyse actual web search practices of adolescents through the collection of web search logs. Web logs will be data-mined in order to identify web search patterns, and relate them to specific control variables and search performance self-assessment. The project provides innovation under two respects: content and methods.

SUPSI Organisations Involved Laboratorio di networking
Laboratory for Technologies and Media in Education

People involved Silvia Giordano Cremonese, Luca Luceri

Managers Luca Botturi

Date of Project Start 1 January 2020

Date of Project Completion 31 December 2022


Attachments allegato_al_progetto 2020_poster_ricerca_LOIS (in Italian)