Be honest here…how good are you at searching for things on the internet?
Are you able to usually find exactly what you want pretty quickly?
Do you know special shortcuts, tips and tricks to get what you want even quicker than most online users or do you just enter text into the search box and hope for the best?
Well now Google is promising to make you a “great internet searcher” with a short online tips and tricks training course called Power Searching with Google.
The search giant said on its website: “Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.”
Course features include:
- Six 50-minute classes.
- Interactive activities to practice new skills.
- Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
- Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.
For example did you know that you can:
…use Google as a calculator? Or that you can ask the search engine for a currency conversion and get it right there on the page? Or that you can search Google Images for pictures of just faces or that you can use a trick to get fast word definitions.
Google’s Education Program Manager Terry Ednacot said:
“You may already be familiar with some shortcuts for Google Search, like using the search box as a calculator or finding local movie showtimes by typing [movies] and your zip code. But there are many more tips, tricks and tactics you can use to find exactly what you’re looking for, when you most need it.
“Power Searching with Google, a free, online, community-based course showcasing these techniques and how you can use them to solve everyday problems. Our course is aimed at empowering you to find what you need faster, no matter how you currently use search.
“Lessons will be released daily starting on July 10, 2012, and you can take them according to your own schedule during a two-week window, alongside a worldwide community.”
Interested? Then register here now.