89 – Google Alerts

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Google Alerts let you monitor the web for new content and receive notifications of new resources of interest to you.

Website: google.com/alerts
Cost:
Free
Availability:
Online

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 110 2020: 89 2019: 139 2018: 122 2017: 121 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: 88 2008: 33 2007: 57

Comments on Google Alerts 

“These help me to follow key individuals and topics.” Karen Caldwell, University educator and consultant, Canada, 2022

“I set just a couple of Google alerts for thought leaders whose opinion I value, for example Josh Bersin, so I always catch the latest.” David Verhaag, Company Founder, USA, 2020

“best way to get information on certain topics” Anon, 2020

“I rely heavily on Google Alerts to send me other resources that I might have missed – particularly on “continuous learning” and “lifelong learning”. And when I across any gems I share them on Twitter too.” Jane Hart, UK, 2020

“automating the news on selected topics” Volker Langer, Germany, 2019

Quick Guide to Google Alerts 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to external resources on how to use Google Alerts for teaching, training, learning and development.

Google Alerts is an important tool to help you keep track of new industry trends, ideas and thinking as new content is being produced all the time at a phenomenal rate. You simply set up an alert with the search terms you are looking for, as well as determine

  • how often you want to receive an email with new results as well as
  • the sources it should use.
  • how often you should receive the results
  • the email where results should be delivered.

If you have a Google account, you can then sign in to manage your alerts – i.e. amend or delete existing ones and/or add new ones.

Here’s some general guidance on using Google Alerts


Last updated: August 27, 2022 at 17:44 pm

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