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Thinking Critically About WWW

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  • 1. THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WWW RESOURCES Presented By IQxplorer PAGE#1
  • 2.
    • There is a tremendous amount of information available on the World Wide Web.
    • Wether a student, teacher, researcher, businessperson, or interested individual searches the World Wide Web, the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming .
    • As more people gain access to information on the Web and more content is continuously added, it is important to know how to evaluate Web sites to determine if the information is reliable .
    • Most Web content is posted without any form of review for accuracy or reliability, so it is up to us to make sure that the information we find is credible.
    INTRODUCTION PAGE#2
  • 3. WHY CRITICALLY THINKING NEEDED
    • Evaluating a site means applying individual judgment.
    • G ood information on bad sites, and bad information on good sites .
    • Information on the Web should be viewed as no more or less than information from other sources.
    • Authorship on the Web does not mean “authority.”
    • Evaluation of web sites is a means, not an end.
    PAGE#3
  • 4. THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WWW
    • There are two different types of evaluations of sites:   
    • evaluation of the site itself
    • evaluation of the content.
    • Points for evaluation of content
    • What is the purpose of the Web Page & what does it contain?
    • How complete and accurate are the information and the links provided?
    • How comprehensive is this site?
    • How comprehensive is this site?
  • 5. TYPES OF EVALUATION OF WEB SITES
    • SAME AS PRINTED BOOKS AND JOURNALS
    • EVALUATING INFORMATION FOUND ON THE INTERNET
    PAGE#5
  • 6. SAME AS PRINTED BOOKS AND JOURNALS PAGE#6
        •    Date of Publication
        • Author
        • Edition or Revision
        •   Publisher
        •    Title of Journal
        •     Intended Audience
        •    Objective Reasoning
        •    Coverage
        • Writing Style
  • 7.
        • EVALUATING INFORMATION FOUND ON THE INTERNET
    PAGE#7
    • Authorship
    • Publishing body
    • Point of view or bias
    • Referral to other sources
    • Verifiability
    • Currency
  • 8. FIVE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING WEB PAGES PAGE#8
    •   Accuracy
    •   Authority
    •   Currency
    •   Objectivity
    • Coverage
  • 9. SIX KEY POINTS FOR EVALUATING WWW PAGE#9
    • Accuracy
    • Authority
    • Content/ Coverage
    • Objective/Audience
    • Currency
    • Documentation
  • 10. EVALUATING WEB BASED RESOURCES
    • PRE-EVALUATION
    • EVALUATION
    PAGE#10
    • Purpose
    • Source
    • Contents
    • Style and Functionality
  • 11. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF CONSTRUCTION OF WEB SITES PAGE#11
    • FORMAT AND APPEARANCE
    • FUNCTIONALITY
    • SEARCHABILITY
    • UNIQUENESS
    • HELP FOR VISITORS
  • 12. PAGE#12 CONCLUSION Wrong information is more harmful than correct information. If we make a decision based on wrong or unreliable information, we do not have power--we have defeat. So evaluation of the Word Wide Web is a must for all students, researchers and surfers, who use internet regularly.