How Is Information Literacy Related to Social Competences in the Workplace?

  • Anne-Sophie Collard
  • Thierry De Smedt
  • Pierre Fastrez
  • Valèria Ligurgo
  • Thibault PhilippetteEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


This article reports on a work-in-progress research on media and information literacy in teamwork and distance work environments. We introduce a theoretical framework that articulates the social and informational dimensions of media and information literacy in the workplace. Based on this framework, we propose a method for investigating the relationship between information literacy and work organization in distant teamwork. This method is illustrated by preliminary data from our ongoing research project. We conclude with a necessary redefinition of the concept of information.


Information literacy Digital and media literacy Teamwork Distance work Social organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Sophie Collard
    • 1
  • Thierry De Smedt
    • 2
  • Pierre Fastrez
    • 2
  • Valèria Ligurgo
    • 2
  • Thibault Philippette
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Center in Information, Law and SocietyUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium
  2. 2.Groupe de Recherche en Médiation des SavoirsUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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