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Title:Learning focused search in an online social network community
Author(s):Smith, Brittany N.; Lugya, Fredrick K.; Evans, Craig
Subject(s):social search
collaborative learning
social computing 
social and community informatics
Abstract:urrent search engines satisfactorily return relevant, ranked results to most posed queries. However, when searching on a dense topic for individual or collaborative learning purposes, the highest ranked results retrieved by these engines might not be the best starting point for learners given their current level of competence. We leverage concepts and computational solutions related to peer knowledge and interaction data in order to convert ranked search results in So.cl into sequenced results that allow learners to start with sources that are accessible and understandable before moving to increasingly advanced and complex content.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Smith, B. N., Lugya, F. K., & Evans, C. (2013). Learning focused search in an online social network community. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1076-1080). doi:10.9776/13522
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04

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