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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 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.
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ELP Oral Communication 3 - Evaluating Websites ELP Oral Communication 3 - Evaluating Websites Presentation Transcript

  • Finding Information – Whereto look?Google? Wikipedia? Library?How do you choose?
  • When to use
  • Evaluating InformationRemember the CRAAPP test
  • Evaluating Information• Currency• Relevance• Authority• Accuracy• Publication• Purpose
  • Currency• When was it written? Last edited?Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism
  • Relevance• Is it really related to your topic?Information on Lithuania
  • 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
  • Accuracy• Are the facts right?Bicholim Conflict
  • Publication• Who published it?Project Britain
  • Purpose• Is there a bias? Why did the author orpublisher create this?Climate Change