We recently completed a second run of Google's community-based online course (or MOOC), Power Searching with Google. Our goal was to bring search education to a global audience and give our users some additional tools and knowledge to find what they're looking for quickly and easily. You may recall that during the first run of this MOOC we had 155,000 registrations, with 19% of students finishing the entire course, making the First-Class-to-Course-Completion Rate (FCCR) a good result for online classes and for MOOCs in particular.  

For our second course, which ended just this week, we were pleased and happily surprised to find that the FCCR was almost double that of the first class, at 36%, with students enrolling from 206 different countries. 

We plan to continue offering search education courses and other great MOOCs on Google's products and services.  

You can follow future course announcements on the G+ page for +Google Online Courses, or to receive announcements about future search-related classes, add yourself to the Search Education Google Groups mailing list:
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