Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval

Volume 31 of the series The Information Retrieval Series pp 199-212


Educational Resource Development for Information Retrieval in a Digital Libraries Context

  • Seungwon YangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech Email author 
  • , Sanghee OhAffiliated withUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • , Barbara M. WildemuthAffiliated withUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • , Jeffrey P. PomerantzAffiliated withUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • , Edward FoxAffiliated withVirginia Tech

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The DL curriculum project group has been developing educational modules and gaining experience throughout this process. Since there is a significant overlap between IR and DL topics, a list of IR educational resources can be developed by focusing on the IR-related modules in the DL curriculum framework. Team-based module development was effective in creating multiple high-quality modules with support from the instructors and the project team. By the end of 2009, a total of 11 IR-core modules were developed and posted on the project Web site, as well as made available in for distribution and refinement by the interested members of the community. It is our vision that they will be continuously upgraded and used, ensuring that they are satisfying the needs of the IR education community.