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Issues in Education and the Internet: Authenticity

Issues in Education and the Internet: Authenticity

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  • Authenticity – accurate in representation; something that is truthful, genuine, trustworthy, reliable.
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    • 1. Issues in Education and the Internet:Authenticity
      Eva Gorny
      Education 4764
    • 2.
    • 3. Authenticity:
      Accuracy in representation;
      When something is trustworthy, reliable, true.
    • 4. 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
    • 5. Where to start
      Determine what information is needed.
      How detailed?
      Use past experiences.
      Already trusted sites.
      Perform specific searches.
      Choose a site.
    • 6. EVALUATE
      Immense amount of resources
      Anyone can post information
      Don’t believe everything you read
      Ask 5 Questions
    • 7. Authority
      Is the website creator knowledgeable?
      Who is the author?
      Is he or she affiliated with an organization or institution?
      Are contacts provided?
    • 8. Accuracy
      How reliable is the information?
      Does the information make sense?
      Is it knowledgeable? Error-free?
      Are sources/references provided?
    • 9. 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?
    • 10. Currency
      Is the website recent and relevant?
      When was the site created?
      When was it last updated?
      Are links current and working?
    • 11. Usability
      How user-friendly is the site?
      Is it organized, uncluttered, and simple?
      Can you gain information easily?
      Is a table of contents provided?
    • 12. Conclusion
      http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/internet-globe.jpg
    • 13. 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

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