Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval pp 199-212

Part of the The Information Retrieval Series book series (INRE, volume 31)

Educational Resource Development for Information Retrieval in a Digital Libraries Context

  • Seungwon Yang
  • Sanghee Oh
  • Barbara M. Wildemuth
  • Jeffrey P. Pomerantz
  • Edward Fox
Chapter

Abstract

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 Wikiversity.org 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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seungwon Yang
    • 1
  • Sanghee Oh
    • 2
  • Barbara M. Wildemuth
    • 2
  • Jeffrey P. Pomerantz
    • 2
  • Edward Fox
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina-Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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