When will the promises of search technology in the classroom come trur?

Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Maria Soledad Pera, Theo Huibers

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The use of technology is embedded in the classroom. The unspoken promise of technology in the classroom is that it enables students to learn better, easier and more than they did in an era without technology and it also facilitates the work of the teacher. However, if we consider, for example, the use of search technology, it is noticeable that this promise is rarely, if at all, fulfilled. In any case, it is more complex than first assumed. Technology allows both teachers and students to access the rich set of up-to-date multimedia resources that can support their knowledge acquisition process. Yet, for information retrieval technology (i.e., search tools such as Google) there is still an enormous gap between users’ information needs and access to resources that satisfy them. We argue that while the use of these tools is seamlessly integrated in the daily lives of students and teachers, when it comes to classroom use, it needs a lot of adjustment and in-depth studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICERI2019 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 11-13 November, 2019, Seville, Spain
PublisherInternational Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
ISBN (Print)978-84-09-14755-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, ICERI 2019 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)
ISSN (Print)2340-1095


Conference12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, ICERI 2019
Abbreviated titleICERI 2019


  • Classroom
  • Media education
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital citizenship
  • Technology
  • Curriculum
  • Teachers
  • Search technology

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