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Chapter 4. Selecting and Evaluating Lear... > The Web: The Problem and the Potenti...

The Web: The Problem and the Potential

Instructors have always turned to other instructors for help, ideas and resources to put together their courses. The Internet has enlarged the pool of available resources to choose from. For those of you involved in online education and training, the Web has been a boon and a barrier. Thousands of online learning resources exist, but how do you find them? Most Internet users turn to search engines to find Web-based resources. However, this poses several problems.

First, simplistic entering of keywords can bring thousands, sometimes millions of search results. A user needs to become very familiar with advanced search techniques such as building queries, using Boolean operators or searching by domain, URL or language in order to reasonably limit the number of returns to a manageable number.


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