Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 23, 2011

College Students Don't Know How Google Works

A recent study found that, although they use it often, college students don't really understand how Google works.

The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented, but the Illinois researchers found something they did not expect: students were not very good at using Google. They were basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results. Consequently, the students did not know how to build a search that would return good sources.