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Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers

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Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers

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Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers by Greg R. Notess ISBN: 978-1-57387-267-9 Published: 2006 Pages: 344 pp.; softcover Price: $29.50

Available from: Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; (609) 654-6266; www.infotoday.com

If you have any involvement in teaching Internet skills or Web searching, you must get this book. It is filled with practical advice that will make your sessions better and reinforce the techniques you already use.

The author is a well-known writer (for this magazine and for others), speaker, and search engine guru. His advice alone would be invaluable, but he supplements his knowledge with that of 11 other experienced trainers from the U.S. and the U.K., providing an excellent variety of tips, tricks, and perspectives.

The book begins with a general discussion of the difficulties of teaching Web searching and the importance of understanding your audience. The author then moves on to explorations of different types of training and demonstrations, examining the pros and cons of short sessions versus long, demonstrations versus hands-on, online versus offline, with the conclusion that the appropriate session type is dependent upon your audience and your goals for the session. …

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