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Webinar: Knowledge Work, the Gig Economy, and Infrastructural Competence

Sept. 21, 2017, noon - Sept. 21, 2017, 1 p.m.

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

Dive deep into the most recent findings and developments based on the work of researchers and innovators from the iSchool! An optional information session about iSchool academic programs follows each webinar.

This webinar provides the opportunity to highlight the growth of knowledge-driven labor markets (e.g., the ‘Gig’ Economy). With the rise of the Gig Economy, we are now required to explore the changing form of arrangements between, and expectations of, employers and employees.

We will specifically focus on how gig-based knowledge workers participating in the project-based employment draw together and leverage the collection of digital resources (devices, software and services, storage, security, and interconnectivity) to pursue work.

Along the way Professor Sawyer will draw from ongoing and recently completed research on nomadic workers, real estate agents, software developers, and contemporary themes and examples found in the public and business press.

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