This tutorial does a nice job of explaining the difference between the visible web and the invisibe web. It is easy to use and understand. It tells why searching in library databases gets more reliable results for the researcher. Search engines, such as Google, search only about 15% of the Web. This tutorial would be good in the general orientation class to library databases and the Web.
* recognize the difference between the Visible Web and Invisible Web
* get more relevant results from the Visible Web
* use search engines more effectively
* interpret and evaluate Visible Web search results
Target Student Population:
high school, college general education
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
in class, homework, individual. I would use this often in library orientations.
Open public license
Evaluation and Observation
This is short, clear, concise. Extremely thorough yet easy to understand. Presents concrete examples. Self-contained. Flexible. Perfect amount of material. Summarizes and integrates.
Branded, but still usable elsewhere.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Builds on prior concepts. Identifies learning objectives. Reinforces concepts progressively. Could use a quick introduction that students would understand easily. Very efficient.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This is a very easy to use tutorial and has good explanations.It is very interactive, and it has a quiz at the end. Pages are clean and attractive. Visually appealing and engaging. Interactive. Just nice all around.
Other Issues and Comments:
I intend to use this and the concepts it presents frequently with my constantly Googling students.