How many times a day do you look something up on Google? How long does it take you to find what you’re looking for online? Do you just plain stink at the Internet?
No matter how you answered those questions you should still sign up for Power Searching with Google, a free course brought to you courtesy of Google (duh) which aims to enlighten us in the ways of Google wizardry.
The course is made up of six classes, a mid-term, and final. Classes began last Tuesday, July 10 and will run until July 23. Each class runs abut an hour and consists of several short videos, a series of activities to hone your search ninja skills, and a post-course assessment to gauge your progress.
If you haven’t signed up yet you need to hurry—course registration closes Monday, July 16. Please also be aware that you will need to complete the first three classes and the course mid-term assessment by 7:59 am this coming Tuesday, July 17.
To get the most out of the course you’ll want to take the classes on a desktop (Mac), laptop (MacBook), or tablet (iPad) and not a mobile phone. Also, make sure you are using the most recent version of your browser.
What will you search for after you master the secrets of Google Fu? Sound off in the comments bellow.
What are you waiting for—get Googling!
All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.
- Become a Pro Googler (epiphanysearch.co.uk)
- How to Search: Google Offers Free Online Classes (mashable.com)
- Power Searching Class From Google (thethinkingstick.com)
- Wanna Be A Google Power Searcher? (rebeccaogm.com)
- Google announces online course to make you better at searching the web (theverge.com)