Evaluating Web Resources

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  • 1. Evaluating Web Resources Benton Library Media Center Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 2. EVALUATING INFORMATION “Wrong” “Right” Information Information Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 3. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 4. Is the website backed by experts? Can you determine the authors of the website? Is the website commerical or non-commercial? Image: “dot com” by Thomas Hawk via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 5. Is the information verifiable elsewhere? Is the information backed by sources? Is the information relevant to your topic? Images: “IT everywhere #31” by Paul the Wine Guy via Flickr under a CC-license. “Smack in the middle” by ogimogi via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 6. Is the information up-to-date? Does the website present new information? Can you tell when the information was published? Images: “#1 New MacBook” by Mikael Miettinen via Flickr under a CC-license. “2009-07-09 What Day Is It?” by RG of CS-taking a bit of a break via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 7. Is the information comprehensive? Is there a clear bias for a single viewpoint? Is the information presented objectively (when needed)? Images: “Chain” by waffler via Flickr under a CC-license. “Load or unload” by Pulpolux !!! via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 8. Are Google and Wikipedia okay? Images: “New Google Favicon High Resolution” by Tiger Pixel via Flickr under a CC-license. “hands wikipedia aussiegall” by nojhan via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 9. fccla.org Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • 10. bentonmediacenter.ning.com Sunday, August 30, 2009