03 – Google Search


Powerful and popular search engine. Often described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever need.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Website: https://google.com/
Categories:  research

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 3  2014: 5  2013: 4  2012: 4  2011: 15  2010: 11  2009: 8  2008: 6  2007: 3=

Comments from some of those who selected Google Search as one of their Top 10 Tools 

“Want to know something? Anything? Google it. Just for fun, hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button and see what happens. Beyond the obvious, on-demand search for any information ever published, it’s also a great tool to find images for slides or elearning projects… just be sure to filter your image search results by license and find the images that are free to use or share.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“‘Professor Google’ is he is known in my house. Like the brains of many professors, the information you’re looking for is usually in there somewhere, but sometimes difficult to pin down. However, Google has provided a public searchable store of enormous magnitude – larger than anything seen before in humankind history – and is without doubt the most used learning tool by many, if not all, of us.” Charles Jennings, 2015