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Effective technique of looking for teaching and learning information on the internet

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Wan Yusof, Wan Putri Zaharah (2009) Effective technique of looking for teaching and learning information on the internet. In: 18th MELTA International Conference 2009, "Aligning Teaching and Learning: Effective Methodologies in English Language Education", 11-13 June 2009, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

When the Internet is mentioned it is often assumed that users know how to search formaterials. Many though experience difficulties in searching for relevant materials. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge on how to search effectively for information. This paper will discuss ways of searching materials using the advanced search facilities of the available search engines and the various metasearch engines. An advanced search allows a user to be more specific about what type of information he is looking for. A metasearch engine is a system that supports unified access to multiple local search engines. Among the metasearch engines are vivisimo, dogpile, profusion, iXqick, cactisearch, Brainboost, kartOO and clusty. They serve to streamline one’s search. A user does not have to scroll through hundreds of pages for useful links. Ways of searching for teaching and learning materials will be shown in this presentation. Such information will help language teachers to look for teaching materials effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 419/10894
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching and learning; Internet; Searching techniques
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 08:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10894

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