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A presentation on information literacy and its relationship to teaching users about evaluating Web sites retrieved in Internet searches

A presentation on information literacy and its relationship to teaching users about evaluating Web sites retrieved in Internet searches

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    IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation Presentation Transcript

    • Evaluation of sites
    • Overview • Information literacy • Web site evaluation • Demonstration
    • Information literate
    • Process
    • Info literacy and the Internet • common information and communication tool • research resource --students and adults • evaluation of web sites on the Internet
    • Reliance upon web-based info increasing
    • Web page evaluation
    • Another way to view evaluation
    • Who wrote it?
    • Are the aims of the site clear?
    • Does the site achieve its aims?
    • Is the site relevant to me?
    • Can the information be checked?
    • When was the site produced?
    • Is the information biased in any way?
    • Does the site tell you about choices?
    • Keep in mind • Web evaluation techniques are in development • Technology is outpacing ability to create standards and guidelines • Establishing evaluation procedures will be an ongoing evolutionary process
    • Resource sites • Information Architecture for the Web – http://eduscapes.com/arch/What’s truth got to do with it? • Evaluating Internet sites 101 – http://library.albany.edu/usered/webeval/
    • More sites • Web evaluation checklist – http://www.skidmore.edu/library/help/interne tsearching/eval_list.htm • Ten Cs for evaluating Internet sources – http://www.uwec.edu/Library/research/guides/u pload/tenCs.pdf