Collaborative search research in college computer courses

Addison Y.S. Su, Chester S.J. Huang, T. J. Ding, Angus F.M. Huang, Stephen J.H. Yang, Y. Z. Hsieh

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The Internet has become the most important information source for students; however, most students lack adequate search processes and search abilities when solving problems using Web search. Current Web search with a single-user environment does not require students to seek assistance in solving their problem. Therefore, how to use information problem solving model to help students solve problems is an emerging issue, and integrated collaborative Web technologies with a suitable model is a key solution. We propose a novel collaborative search system, and it develops the knowledge base of an expert system by organizing the problem of the students. The experimental data were conducted with 36 students at a college school in Northern Taiwan. The results show that collaborative search benefits college student information gathering and improves search processes and search abilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration Technologies and Social Computing - 7th International Conference, CollabTech 2014, Proceedings
EditorsTakaya Yuizono, Takaya Yuizono, Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, Tomoo Inoue, Tomoo Inoue, Hiroaki Ogata, Hiroaki Ogata
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783662446508, 9783662446508
StatePublished - 2014
Event7th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, CollabTech 2014 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 Sep 201410 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference7th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, CollabTech 2014


  • Collaborative search
  • Search ability
  • Search process


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