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Teaching information retrieval using research questions to encourage creativity and assess understanding

Jones, Gareth J.F. (2007) Teaching information retrieval using research questions to encourage creativity and assess understanding. In: the First International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR'07), 10 Jan. 2007, London, U.K..

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The study of information retrieval has increased in interest and importance with the explosive growth of online information in recent years. Learning about information retrieval within formal courses of study enables users of search engines to use them more knowledgeably and effectively, while providing the starting point for the explorations of new researchers into novel search technologies. The nature of information retrieval as a topic also makes it an ideal subject for developing a range of interdisciplinary and transferrable skills in those studying it.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:teaching and learning; problem analysis and solution; student assessment
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Proceedings of the first international workshop on teaching and learning of information retrieval. .
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Copyright Information:© 2007 British Computer Society
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16195
Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 11:37 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 17 Jun 2011 11:37

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