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Information Retrieval

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 99–101 | Cite as

Introduction to the special issue on teaching and learning in information retrieval

  • Juan M. Fernández-Luna
  • Juan F. HueteEmail author
  • Andrew MacFarlane
Article

Abstract

We present an overview of the special issue in this paper. The main objective is to provide information for lecturers on how to improve the student experience, using current knowledge in the field. To this end we present an overview of six papers covering areas as diverse as tools and methods used to support teaching and learning, pedagogical challenges in teaching mathematics for search, etc.

Keywords

Teaching Learning Educational assessment Information retrieval Curricula 

Notes

Acknowledgements

First of all we would like to thank the Co-Editors-in-Chief of Information Retrieval, W. Hersh, J. Zobel and J. Mothe, for supporting our idea of publishing this special issue and for all his help and advise during the edition process. We also thank the reviewers for their very good work and the authors of all the paper submitted. We encourage them to continue their good work in this area.

References

  1. MacFarlane, A., Huete, J. F., Fernández-Luna, J. M., & Efthimiadis, E. N. (2008). Proceedings of the second international workshop on teaching and learning in information retrieval (TLIR 2008). Accessed January 11, 2009, from http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8704.
  2. MacFarlane, A., Huete, J. F., Fernández-Luna, J. M., & Ounis, I. (2007). Proceedings of the first international workshop on teaching and learning in information retrieval (TLIR 2007). Accessed January 11, 2009, from http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8704.
  3. Mooers, C. N. (1951). Making information retrieval pay. Boston: Zator Co.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan M. Fernández-Luna
    • 1
  • Juan F. Huete
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrew MacFarlane
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial. E.T.S.I. Informática y de TelecomunicaciónUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Information Science, School of InformaticsCity University of LondonLondonUK

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