The Effect of Prolonged Exposure to Online Education on a Classroom Search Companion
Exposure to technology impacts children’s perception and conceptualisation of the way devices they regularly use work. This prompts us to study if almost two years of online teaching, enabled by a broad range of technologies, have influenced the way children imagine a search companion would look and behave when helping them perform school-related search tasks. We conducted a 2-stage study during which children ages 9 to 11 drew and described their imaginary search companion; they also chose a few desirable and non-necessary traits. By following the protocol of a study conducted pre-pandemic, we contextualise salient altered expectations that we attribute to exposure to technology prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We highlight and discuss emerging trends observed from the analysis of data gathered before and after the extensive online experience and how these will guide the design of functionality of a search companion for the classroom.
Aliannejadi, Mohammad; Huibers, Theo; Landoni, Monica; Murgia, Emiliana; and Pera, Maria Soledad. (2022). "The Effect of Prolonged Exposure to Online Education on a Classroom Search Companion". In A. Barrón-Cedeño, G. D. San Martino, M. D. Esposti, F. Sebastiani, C. Macdonald, G. Pasi, A. Hanbury, M. Potthast, G. Faggioli, and N. Ferro (Eds.), CLEF 2022: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Volume 13390, pp. 62-78). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13643-6_5
CLEF 2022: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction is volume 13390 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series.