Samuel Dodson

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia iSchool. I design and evaluate ViDeX — an interactive video player that supports annotating and note taking — as a member of the Human Communication Technologies Research Laboratory. I am advised by Luanne Freund and Rick Kopak.

My research is at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval. I investigate how people find, manage, and use heterogeneous types of information (e.g., collections of audio, images, text, and video). I use mixed methods to explore the tensions and breakdowns in human information interaction, and then provide implications for the design of practices and tools to address these needs.

For more information about my work, please see my Google Scholar profile.

Selected Publications

Fong, M., Dodson, S., Harandi, N. M., Seo, K., Yoon, D., & Fels, S. (in press). Instructors Desire Student Activity, Literacy, and Video Quality Analytics to Improve Video-based Blended Courses. In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale.

Yarmand, M., Yoon, D., Dodson, S., Roll, I., & Fels, S. (2019). “Can you believe [1:21]?!”: Content and time-based reference patterns in video comments. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 489:1–489:12). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300719 Best Paper Honourable Mention.

Dodson, S. (2019). Interacting with heterogeneous information ecologies: Challenges and opportunities for students in diverse and distributed learning environments. In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (pp. 445–448). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3295750.3298967

Dodson, S., Freund, L., Yoon, D., Fong, M., Kopak, R., & Fels, S. (2018). Video-based consensus annotations for learning: A feasibility study. In Proceedings of the 81st ASIS&T Annual Meeting (pp. 792–793). Silver Spring, MD: ASIS&T. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501119 [preprint]

Dodson, S., Roll, I., Fong, M., Yoon, D., Harandi, N., & Fels S. (2018). An active viewing framework for video-based learning. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (pp. 24:1–24:4). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3231644.3231682 [preprint]

Fong, M., Dodson, S., Zhang, X., Roll, I., & Fels S. (2018) ViDeX: A platform for personalizing educational videos. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 331–332). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197026.3203865 [preprint]

Dodson, S., Freund, L., & Kopak, R. (2018) The role of pre-existing highlights in reader-text interactions and outcomes. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 17–20). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197026.3197066 [preprint]

Harandi, N. M., Agharebparast, F., Linares, L., Dodson, S., Roll, I., Fong, M., Yoon, D., & Fels, S. (2018). Student video-usage in introductory engineering courses. In Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference 2018 (pp. 80:1–80:8). Winnipeg, Canada: CEEA-ACEG. https://doi.org/10.24908/pceea.v0i0.13025

Dodson, S., Roll, I., Fong, M., Yoon, D., Harandi, N. M., & Fels, S. (2018). Active viewing: A study of video highlighting in the classroom. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (pp. 237–240). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3176349.3176889 [preprint]

Dodson, S. (2017). Supporting collaborative information seeking through shared annotations. In Proceedings of the Seventh BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (pp. 12:1–12:4). London, United Kingdom: BCS. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/fdia2017.12

Dodson, S., Freund, L., & Kopak, R. (2017). Do highlights affect comprehension?: Lessons from a user study. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 381–384). New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022158 [preprint]

Freund, L., Dodson, S., & Kopak, R. (2016). On measuring learning in search: A position paper. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Search as Learning (pp. 22:1–22:2). Retrieved from http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1647/SAL2016_paper_22.pdf.