Power Searching with Google
Dan Russell has a very cool title: Senior Research Scientist, Google Inc.
He’s also a clear-spoken and affable guide to the ins and outs of really searching with Google.
If you want to sharpen your Google-searching skills there’s a short, free course going on right now over here: http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course.
I admit, I use Google enough that I didn’t learn too much from the first two classes. But I did learn a few tings and found the course design well done (which has given me some ideas for future online learning I may do with students and teachers).
The third class gets into more advanced stuff and I did learn more there. I happily got an A on my midtem this morning.
Apparently if you take the midterm and final you will get a certificate emailed to you so you can show off your new found skills.
Here’s a news article from Mashable on the course: http://mashable.com/2012/07/09/google-search-classes/
Go for it! And share the course with other students and educators you think may benefit.