How to become an instant expert on a topic through Google

  • Event: 2015 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Daniel Russell of Google
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 6 at 9:40am
  • Location: Salon K/L
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

It's happened to you--you need to do a story on a topic that's completely outside of your experience. Surely there's someone more qualified? The answer is usually NO. Now what? Now you have to come up to speed on that topic ASAP. In this mini-course, you’ll learn strategies and tactics to use to learn a domain as rapidly as possible. You won't be an expert, but you'll have a bunch of tips and methods to get to competence quickly. You won’t learn to pass the PhD exam in quantum physics, but a little knowledge about learning and Google search strategies can get you through that story.

 

Speaker Bios

  • Dan Russell is a Senior Research Scientist in Google's Search Quality group. His specialty is understanding why people search the way they do. His passion is teaching people to search much better than they are now, using all of the research resources available. His online MOOC, PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com has had over 3.5M students. @dmrussell

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