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The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This free course, Information on the web, will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- use search engines confidently to locate information and images on the web
- address critically resources that have been located on the web
- describe some of the processes underlying search engines.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- Information on the web
- 1 Accessing online information
- 2 How to do it
- 3 An Internet search example
- 4 What's going on
- 5 What it means
- 6 Where to learn more
- Keep on learning
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Information on the web
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This course will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Information and Communication Technologies courses or view the range of currently available OU Information and Communication Technologies courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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