Google Search Education –Power Searching with Google
You already know how to search and find information on the world’s largest search engine, but Google thinks there is a lot you don’t know yet about how to use its sophisticated search tool. Google Senior Research Scientist Dan Russell demonstrates that while Google is really easy to use, many people do not use it to its full advantage.
Last months, Google launched Power Searching with Google, a free online community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. The lesson, which was led by Google Senior Research Scientist Dan Russell, showed attendees how to improve their search skills and use of various tools, including Google Groups, Google+ and Hangouts.
The online class is to teach Google search users to become great internet searcher. Through the course, participants learn about the powerful advanced tools Google search provide to help you find the right information when you need it. You learn the shortcuts to use Google search to find anything you are looking for, faster and easier.
The first class was released on July 10 through July 19 2012; with course-related activities ending on July 23. If you missed the official online course last month, you can still take advantage of and access the online class work from ‘Power Searching with Google’ at you own pace. Google has made the full course video and text content available to anyone from any part of the world to learn how to make the best use its Search product. The online course work lets you test, practice, and improve your search skills in a series of six classes.
The course features includes:
- Six 50-minute classes
- How Google works
- Extending what you know
- Advanced techniques
- Finding facts faster
- Checking your facts
- Putting it all together
- Closed captioned videos
- Interactive activities to practice new skills
- Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air
Watch the introductory Video
Each class is broken down into multiple lessons with videos, text (document) versions of the videos, short presentation summaries of each video, and activities to test your growing search skills. So if you are not comfortable with the video course for any reason, you can take the text or slide presentation version of the lesson.
Google wants to show you more tips on how to get the most out of its search results.