Lesson 1: Course Overview
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Lesson 2: Creating a Search Plan
Having a search plan is a very good idea whether you are doing an average search or a major research project. It can help you remain focused and find the answers you need quickly and efficiently. Here students will learn to create research questions and also consider the complexity of different type of searches and look at Internet search resources.
Lesson 3: Searching the Surface Web
The surface web is what you delve into with a typical Internet search. This session gives students a glimpse into how search engines work and how to build a keyword list that will generate the best results for your query. This session goes through a basic search engine query step by step, dives into advanced search options, and shows how to perform quick searches for facts.
Lesson 4: Diving Into the Deep Web
Conventional wisdom says that only about 5% of the Internet is indexed. The other 95% lies in the deep web and this session takes a look at that. Students will learn about the deep web, which contains information that students will need for most of their research queries.
Lesson 5: Searching for Multimedia
There is a lot more to the Internet than just text, there’s plenty of multimedia resources out there as well. Search engines can index multimedia files like video, audio, and other rich media. Students will learn in this session techniques for searching for multimedia using basic search engines and specialized sites.