2 – Google Search

Back up to No 2 position in 2019 

This powerful web search engine is often described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever need!

Website: google.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 2
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 2
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 6

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 3.     2017: 2       2016: 2      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 in 2019

  • “It’s the first and only site that I go to so many times in the day – for everything.” Senior Adoption Consultant, Australia
  • “My personal assistant, have answer for all my questions. It thinks for me.” Lecturer, Malaysia
  • “No day without Google Search” CEO, Netherlands
  • “Anything I want to learn, Google can help me find out.” Senior Organisational Development Consultant, New Zealand
  • “Instant search for just-in-time learning and performance support. Ability to filter search by maps, images, video.” Group Head of Learning, UK
  • “Use it everyday to locate information I need for training, home and work.” Instructional Designer, USA
  • “Google is easy to search and find the information we need.” Skills Training Coordinator, USA
  • “always and everyday an indispensable medium in learning” Digital Learning Expert, Netherlands
  • “Great way to search for anything! Generally you get the information based on your search request.” L&D Manager, UK
  • “This is the most popular search tool for me for my projects” University Lecturer, Russia
  • “With good search strategies I find lot of good content.” Learning Consultant, Germany
  • “Still a staple for searching, it gets me there fast.” Head of Learning Australia
  • “Enormous help when researching a subject.: Manager Professional Development, Australia
  • “The absolute best search tool.” Training Specialist, USA
  • “I can search when I have a question and follow embedded links to dig deeper into related topics” IT Director, USA
  • “Simply the best, and most user-friendly” Semi-retired, France
  • “Absolutely the best tool for searching answers for anything the other tools can’t help with!” Digital Trainer, UK

How to use Google Search for Learning

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

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

To read these special sections you will need to be a registered user. Find out how to purchase access to ALL these special sections here and also pre-order the PDF How to use the Top 200 Tools for Learning.