Search as Learning (Dagstuhl Seminar 17092)

Authors Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Preben Hansen, Claudia Hauff and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Preben Hansen
Claudia Hauff
and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Preben Hansen, and Claudia Hauff. Search as Learning (Dagstuhl Seminar 17092). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 135-162, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


This report describes the program and the results of Dagstuhl Seminar 17092 "Search as Learning", which brought together 26 researchers from diverse research backgrounds. The motivation for the seminar stems from the fact that modern Web search engines are largely engineered and optimized to fulfill lookup tasks instead of complex search tasks. The latter though are an essential component of information discovery and learning. The 3-day seminar started with four perspective talks, providing four different views on the topic of search as learning: interactive information retrieval (IR), psychology, education and system-oriented IR. The remainder of the seminar centered around breakout groups leading to new views on the challenges and issues in search as learning, interspersed with research spotlight talks.
  • Searching
  • Learning
  • Human information interaction
  • Search processes
  • Learning processes


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