The revised (second) research prototype, was then designed and developed using teachers
feedback and AltaVista search engine or language. In total, 75 teachers where involved
in this case study from which 30 evaluated the revised search tool only.
The first research prototype was designed and developed in order to act as the mediator
or front-end between teachers’ pedagogical expressions (professional language) and,
Google search engine. In this case study, 45 teachers evaluated the first search
Faezeh is a researcher and visiting lecturer at City University. She recently investigated
the search options and features teachers need when personalising their online search
for teaching resources. The aim of this study was to make web searching easier for
teachers in the future by means of identifying information needs and search behaviour
model of teachers.
This novel and user-focused model, was obtained using representative case studies
of teachers and a mixed method approach that was carried out in a two phase iterative
case study, involving 75 teachers.