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Towards searching as a learning process: a review of current perspectives and future directions
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Journal of information science, ISSN 0165-5515, E-ISSN 1741-6485, Vol. 42, no 1, 19-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We critically review literature on the association between searching and learning and contribute to the formulation of a research agenda for searching as learning. The paper begins by reviewing current literature that tends to characterize search systems as tools for learning. We then present a perspective on searching as learning that focuses on the learning that occurs during the search process, as well as search outputs and learning outcomes. The concept of comprehensive search' is proposed to describe iterative, reflective and integrative search sessions that facilitate critical and creative learning beyond receptive learning. We also discuss how search interaction data can provide a rich source of implicit and explicit features through which to assess search-related learning. In conclusion, we summarize opportunities and challenges for future research with respect to four agendas: developing a search system that supports sense-making and enhances learning; supporting effective user interaction for searching as learning; providing an inquiry-based literacy tool within a search system; and assessing learning from online searching behaviour.

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2016. Vol. 42, no 1, 19-34 p.
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Assessment of learning in searching, expertise modelling, searching as learning, web searching behaviour
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Computer and Information Science Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126885DOI: 10.1177/0165551515615841ISI: 000368169000003OAI: diva2:905238
Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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