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  • Web Literacy Presentation2

    1. 1. ONLINE!
    2. 2. HOW TO EVALUATE A WEBSITE <ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritativeness </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of website </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth Remember: Always look for bias in these areas!
    3. 3. TIMELINESS OF WEB SITE <ul><li>Is the information presented up to date? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is especially important regarding topics where information changes frequently. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How often is website or web page updated? </li></ul><ul><li>When was the website or web page last updated? </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    4. 4. ACCURACY <ul><li>Are sources of information cited? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information and data correct? </li></ul><ul><li>Is language used in website neutral or reflect an opinion? </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    5. 5. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION EXAMPLE 1 <ul><li>Is website below likely to provide unbiased information? Notice use of images and text. </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    6. 6. AUTHORITATIVENESS <ul><li>Is it clear who is the author(s) of the web page? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the qualifications of the author(s)? </li></ul><ul><li>Are sources of information cited? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there contact information? </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    7. 7. AUTHORITATIVENESS EXAMPLE 1 10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth <ul><li>Web page areas like those shown below indicate who created the website </li></ul>
    8. 8. AUTHORITATIVENESS EXAMPLE 2 <ul><li>Example shown below has link to article’s information sources </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    9. 9. PURPOSE OF WEBSITE 10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth <ul><li>Is the purpose of the website clearly stated? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it clear whether the site is providing information or selling a product/service? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the website present a particular viewpoint or perspective? </li></ul>
    10. 10. WEB SITE PURPOSE EXAMPLE 1 <ul><li>Arab news channel Al-Jazeera features video shown below. Does this indicate a viewpoint? </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    11. 11. WEB SITE PURPOSE EXAMPLE 2 <ul><li>Website author is providing information and selling his own services. </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    12. 12. ACCURACY Example 1 <ul><li>Websites can misquote their sources or use information out of context to make a point. </li></ul><ul><li>A non-partisan website, Factcheck.org , contains examples of inaccurate information. (See below) </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth
    13. 13. SUMMARY OF POINTS <ul><li>Timeliness of information and frequency of website updates </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy of information on a website </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritativeness of who is putting the information on a website </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of website. Is it informational or persuasive? </li></ul>10/6/2009 Created by Jordan Roth You Can Evaluate Web Sites by:
    14. 14. <ul><li>For more information on evaluating information on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>see the following links: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.albany.edu/usered/webeval/yes1.html </li></ul></ul></ul>

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