Last updated : 07 Nov 2016

Search on the internet / Buscar en Internet /Ricera in internet

Summary

In a virtual world in which there are hundreds of millions of pages available with information of all kinds, searching the internet effectively is an increasingly necessary skill. Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff using the tools available and asking the right questions.

In this course you will learn how to plan a search from the beginning, as well as how to use the various tools that the internet provides to help you to find what you need. We will look at tools for finding videos, images, royalty-free content, institutional information, among many others.

Programme

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  • Modules’ titles and Contents

Unit 1: An overview of information searches on the internet

  • Introduction
  • Basic principles of information search
  • Examples and assignments
  • Summary
  • Practical exercises
  • Exam

Unit 2: Search engines and generic directories

  • Introduction
  • Search engines
  • Meta search
  • Search engines that do not save your data
  • Improving your search
  • Advanced use of a search engine
  • Engines of calculation
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 3: Other sources

  • Introduction
  • Search engines
  • Multimedia search: images
  • Multimedia search: video
  • Searching physical addresses: maps
  • Online encyclopedias
  • Wikipedia
  • Specific information portals
  • Translation engines and dictionaries
  • Manuals and tutorials
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 4: Social intelligence in internet searches

  • Introduction
  • Forums
  • Social shopping
  • Planning a trip I and II
  • Published documents
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 5: Search engines and specific directories in the field of public administration

  • Introduction
  • La Comunitá di Valencia
  • Spain
  • The European union
  • Legislative and legal information
  • Congress, senate and corts valencianes
  • Statistical information
  • News
  • Economic information
  • Information on countries
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 6: Resources with guarantees: criteria for qualitatively assessing a website

  • Introduction
  • Criteria for qualitatively assess a website
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 7: Saving what we have found

  • Introduction
  • The favorite browser
  • The favorites in the network
  • Practical exercises
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam

Unit 8: Searching for free content

  • Introduction
  • The reuse of content on the internet
  • The creative commons licenses
  • The gnu licenses
  • Looking for free content; images, video, documents
  • Screenshot and other images
  • Assignments
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam
  • Questionnaire

Unit 9: Scientific information on the internet

  • Open access
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Repositories
  • Search engines
  • Summary
  • Review
  • Exam
  • Name of the teachers and synthetic profile

Jaime Busquets Mataix is Engineer in Industrial Management and head of service of Systems and Communication Networks at Universitat Politècnica de València, where he also delivers staff training courses on microcomputing and new technologies.

  • Would you suggest following the entire MOOC or just some modules? Which ones?

According to the interest and needs

Learning outcomes

  • In this course you will learn how to plan a search from the beginning, as well as how to use the various tools that the internet provides to help you to find what you need. We will look at tools for finding videos, images, royalty-free content, institutional information, among many others.

Outcomes

  • Unit 1: An overview of information searches on the internet
  • Unit 2: Search engines and generic directories
  • Unit 3: Other sources
  • Unit 4: Social intelligence in internet searches
  • Unit 5: Search engines and specific directories in the field of public administration
  • Unit 6: Resources with guarantees: criteria for qualitatively assessing a website
  • Unit 7: Saving what we have found
  • Unit 8: Searching for free content
  • Unit 9: Scientific information on the internet

Teaching-Learning methodology

cMooc (based on discussion among the participants and creation of contents)

Assessment

EMMA certificates of participation will be issued to all learners who complete 70% or more of the course. Teachers and tutors will check completion rates and will send your certificate without academic validity directly by email a couple of weeks after the end of the course.How the learning outcomes are evaluated (test, questionnaire, paper, other…) Each unit includes assignments and an examWhen (only at the end, in different steps during the course etc.)Level of achievement of the learning outcomes and scale of evaluation (if available) not available

  • Soft skills Information and data processing
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Spanish, Italian
  • Period of activation Other
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Level of commitment required Varying according to the units, a couple of hours per unit (week).
  • Cost Free * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Offered by Universitat Politécnica de ValénciaTeache Jaime Busquets Mataix
  • Mooc Platform EMMA (European Multiple MOOC Aggregator)
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Unknown
  • Level of assistance offered Peer-support is available by textual discussion on pages of each lesson and topic. + Blogs, which are available within the EMMA platform and provide a space to document your learning.
  • Keywords Information and data processing, search on internet,