ELP Oral Communication 3 - Evaluating Websites

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Presentation and handouts for teaching English Language Learners how to evaluate websites. Students were to find information on their home countries, create an annotated bibliography, and give a presentation.

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  • Google. Yahoo. Wikipedia. We don’t expect you not to use these tools.The internet is a great place to start your research…. To get a quick idea of the scope of a topic you are considering researching…. To learn quickly some of the words that are being used to describe this topic in the professional and academic literature.
  • Hand out article. Discuss.
  • ELP Oral Communication 3 - Evaluating Websites

    1. 1. Finding Information – Whereto look?Google? Wikipedia? Library?How do you choose?
    2. 2. When to use
    3. 3. Evaluating InformationRemember the CRAAPP test
    4. 4. Evaluating Information• Currency• Relevance• Authority• Accuracy• Publication• Purpose
    5. 5. Currency• When was it written? Last edited?Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism
    6. 6. Relevance• Is it really related to your topic?Information on Lithuania
    7. 7. Authority• Who wrote it?• The URL (web address) and author informationfor a web site reveal a lot about site reliability.• Determining who created a web site is criticalin being able to judge its quality. Generally,anonymous information and personal websitesshould not be used for academic research.Personal Website
    8. 8. Accuracy• Are the facts right?Bicholim Conflict
    9. 9. Publication• Who published it?Project Britain
    10. 10. Purpose• Is there a bias? Why did the author orpublisher create this?Climate Change

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