Free course

Information on the web

Free statement of participation on completion

PLEASE NOTE: As part of OpenLearn's ongoing content review, this course will be deleted from the site on Tuesday 23 July 2019. Once this has happened you will no longer be able to view the current content, and the course will no longer appear in your my openlearn profile. This also means that you will no longer be able to download your free statement of participation. If you have already completed the course and earned your statement, we recommend that you download it now so that you have a copy for your records. If you have not yet completed the course and wish to do so, you need to complete it before Tuesday 23 July 2019.


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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

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.