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Dagstuhl Search as Learning: seminar introduction

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February 27 - March 1, 2017.

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Dagstuhl Search as Learning: seminar introduction

  1. 1. Search as Learning 17092 Preben Hansen Claudia Hauff Claus-Peter Klas Kevyn Collins-Thompson
  2. 2. “ this is a new research agenda … it focuses on the impact, influence, and consequences of using search systems as learning technologies rather than information retrieval tools and techniques
  3. 3. Interdisciplinary Psychology Information Retrieval Education
  4. 4. 3 Critical bottlenecks (our view) 1. Novel algorithms & interfaces are tested in small-scale, short-term laboratory studies with simulated tasks. 2. Lack of awareness among researchers in different disciplines. 3. A shared research infrastructure is missing.
  5. 5. 6 Research themes (based on key challenges) RT1 *** Understanding search as a human learning process: when and how does learning occur in the search process? RT2 ********* How can learning performance and learning outcomes be measured during search? What search process features can act as indicators of learning? RT3 ***** What is the relationship between the learning process and the context (educational, work-related, etc.) the learning & searches occur in? RT4 ** How do collaborations in the search process influence learning outcomes? RT5 ********* What type of functionalities and interventions on the search system interface level and the search algorithm level foster learning? RT6 *** How does learning whilst searching manifest itself for different populations such as children and non-experts? Not set in stone, just a starting point!
  6. 6. Goals1. To foster cross-discipline ‘search as learning’ collaborations. 2. To combine & analyze theoretical and empirical contributions in different fields to determine gaps, shared issues, and novel research questions. 3. To create a shared benchmark dedicated towards the ‘search as learning’ topic, enabling the wider research community to directly benefit from our progress.
  7. 7. Today We go with the flow! Changes are possible! 09:15 - 10:45 Session 1 3-minute madness 1 slide/participant 1) Who you are & your research background 2) One example of your past work related to the seminar topic 3) What you would like to get out of this seminar (ideas, collaborations) 10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break 11:15 - 12:15 Session 2 SAL – An interdisciplinary introduction 30 minutes/talk - IR/IIR perspective: Heather O’Brien - Psychology perspective: Yvonne Kammerer 12:15 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30- 15:15 Session 3 SAL – An interdisciplinary introduction, cont'd. 30 minutes/talk - Education perspective: Marc Rittberger - IR/Systems perspective: Yiqun Liu Breakout: Exploring the challenges 15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break 15:45 - 17:00 Session 3 cont’d Breakout: Exploring the challenges continued 17:00 - 18:00 Session 4 Presentation: New set of challenges for SAL 20 minutes/group + questions wrap-up 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  8. 8. Let’s start!

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