Comparing Internet Search Engines: An Experiential Learning Exercise


  • Marian W. Boscia
  • R. Bruce Mcafee


In keeping with this year's theme, Visions of Learning in the 21st Century, this paper describes an exercise that can be used to explore the use of different Internet search engines to find information regarding a specific topic. Working in groups, students learn search strategies, how to access a variety of search engines, and to understand the differences and similarities between them. One of the major attributes of this exercise is that it can be used in virtually any college course to enhance almost any learning experience.