Evaluating Websites
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Evaluating Websites

on

  • 750 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
750
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
750
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
14
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Evaluating Websites Evaluating Websites Presentation Transcript

    • Evaluating Websites How to Determine Credibility and Reliability Mrs. Jillian Wojcik Introduction to Digital Literacy
    • Why should you evaluate?  The quality of web sources varies greatly  Anyone can publish information on the Internet  So how can you determine if a website is  Inaccurate?  Incomplete?  Out-of-date?  Superficial?  Biased?  Questionable?
    • Evaluation Criteria  Accuracy  Authority of Source  Objectivity  Recency  Coverage  Cross-check
    • Accuracy  Is the information reliable and error-free?  Can the background information be verified?  Is research documented by a bibliography?
    • Authority of Source  Who authored the information and why?  Is the author or editor a known expert in the field?  Is the site maintained by a reputable organization?
    • Objectivity  Is there a minimum of bias?  Is there an attempt to sway the opinion of the audience?  Are opinions attributed to specific credible sources?
    • Recency  Is the information up-to-date?  Are the statistics current?  Is the publication date indicated?
    • Coverage  What topics are included?  Are topics covered in depth?  Is the information specific to the topic?
    • Cross Check  How does the information fit with what you already know?  Do the linked sites reveal the biases of the author?  Do other sources support this site’s information?
    • Activity Two  Continue on to Activity Two.  Use these critical questions to help you evaluate the websites in Activity Two.