Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Googling to the Max

Here's a presentation done by Linda J. Goff, Head of Instructional Services at California State University. She calls her MSPowerPoint presentation Googling to the Max. Her philosophy is that "We should all take it as a given that our students are avid Google users and start where they are. My experience is that given an empty search box, most students click before they think. By showing them how to get more out of their Google searching, we can then build on that experience".

1 comment:

Marie Michael Library said...

I think I agree with the quote, insofar as dismissing or discrediting Google will certainly alienate the user who values it. It makes sense to me to try to reinforce their positive experience, take their search strategies to the next level, then show them how the principles can be applied in other, more scholarly databases.