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      Designing for users: an holistic approach to teaching Information Retrieval

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      Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008) (TLIR)

      Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval

      18 October 2008

      constructivism, information retrieval, problem solving

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          Many Information Retrieval courses take a reductionist approach: reducing the complexity of Information Retrieval systems into a series of decomposed modules for indexing, retrieval, and results presentation. In this short paper we describe a complementary approach for practical coursework that encourages students to take a holistic approach to thinking about Information Retrieval systems. This approach helps students to consider Information Retrieval systems as a whole system, the potential users of a specific Information Retrieval system, and appropriate evaluation approaches.

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            Conference
            October 2008
            October 2008
            : 1-4
            Affiliations
            Department of Computer and Information Sciences

            University of Strathclyde

            Glasgow, G1 1XH
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/TLIR2008.3
            © Ian Ruthven et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008)

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            Second International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval (TLIR 2008)
            TLIR
            London, UK
            18 October 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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