ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Searching as Learning: Novel Measures for Information Interaction Research

Soo Young Rieh1, Jacek Gwizdka2, Luanne Freund3, Kevyn Collins-Thompson1
University of Michigan, United States of America; 2University of Texas at Austin, United States of America; 3University of British Columbia, Canada

Monday, Nov. 3, 8:30am


There is growing recognition of the importance of learning as a search outcome and of the need to provide support for it. Yet, before we can consider learning as a part of search, we need to know how to assess it. This panel will focus on methods and measures for assessing learning in the context of search tasks and their outcomes. The panel will be interactive as the audience will be encouraged to engage in contributing their own experiences and ideas related to measures and methods to study learning as a part of search processes. Ideas and experiences with explicit and implicit indicators of learning and with evaluating learning outcomes will be shared during a dialog between the audience and panelists. Outcomes from the panel discussions will contribute to formulating a research agenda for “search as learning.” The outcomes will be shared with the audience (and the wider ASIST community).