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  • Authenticity – accurate in representation; something that is truthful, genuine, trustworthy, reliable.

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  • Issues in Education and the Internet:Authenticity
    Eva Gorny
    Education 4764
  • Authenticity:
    Accuracy in representation;
    When something is trustworthy, reliable, true.
  • 68% of students say they would like to know how to tell if online information is true.
    Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II
    Student Survey, 2005
  • Where to start
    Determine what information is needed.
    How detailed?
    Use past experiences.
    Already trusted sites.
    Perform specific searches.
    Choose a site.
  • EVALUATE
    Immense amount of resources
    Anyone can post information
    Don’t believe everything you read
    Ask 5 Questions
  • Authority
    Is the website creator knowledgeable?
    Who is the author?
    Is he or she affiliated with an organization or institution?
    Are contacts provided?
  • Accuracy
    How reliable is the information?
    Does the information make sense?
    Is it knowledgeable? Error-free?
    Are sources/references provided?
  • Objectivity
    Is the site informative, and bias-free?
    Is the author merely giving his/her opinion?
    Are both sides of the issue presented?
    Is any information left out?
  • Currency
    Is the website recent and relevant?
    When was the site created?
    When was it last updated?
    Are links current and working?
  • Usability
    How user-friendly is the site?
    Is it organized, uncluttered, and simple?
    Can you gain information easily?
    Is a table of contents provided?
  • Conclusion
    http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/internet-globe.jpg
  • References
    Beck, Susan E. (2009) Evaluation Criteria - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. Retrieved from http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html#coverage
    Media Awareness Network. (2010). Fact or Folly: Authenticating Online Information.Retrieved from http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/wa_teachers/fact_or_folly_teachers/index.cfm
    Media Awareness Network. (2005). Young Canadians in a Wired World - Phase II. [Survey PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/research/YCWW/phaseII/upload/YCWWII_Student_Survey.pdf
    O'Neill, Ann B. (2004) Trash or Treasure? How to Evaluate Internet Resources. Retrieved from http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/tips/eval.html#kinds