• Directory of Internet terms
  • Google — A popular Search Engine. Probably the most widely used search engine on the Web. You can also use Google to find definitions of words. Call up Google at http://www.google.co.uk/ and in the search box: type define: immediately in front of the word you would like to be defined. Google will then locate definitions of that word on the Web, e.g. try define:bandwidth or define:ADSL. If your term consists of two or more elements, e.g. blended learning, encase it in inverted commas, thus: define:"blended learning". Blended Learning is also defined in this Glossary. See Section 4, Module 1.5, headed Search engines: How to find materials on the Web. "To Google" is even used as a verb in the sense "to carry out a search on the Web". As well as offering a search facility, Google offers much more: maps, news, shopping, translation services, document sharing, etc.