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A basic overview of evaluating web resources with built in discussion and examples of unreliable websites.

A basic overview of evaluating web resources with built in discussion and examples of unreliable websites.

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    Web Site Evaluation Web Site Evaluation Presentation Transcript

    • Web Site Evaluation Critical Thinking About What You See On The Web.
    • For Fun and Games and Pretty Pictures the web is fine…..
      • But is the web a good research tool?
      • Yes!
      • As long as you THINK about what you are using.
    • Make Sure You Are In the Right Place!
      • Is the web the best source of information on your topic?
      • Is there a reference book that might be faster and more reliable?
      • Google is not always the best place to start.
      Censorship
    • When in doubt, DOUBT!
      • Almost anyone can put up anything on the web for any purpose.
      RYT Hospital Dihydrogen Monoxide
    • So, how can you tell?
      • Look for Ambiguity
      • Look for Bias
      • Compare two sources.
      • Look for such things as bibliographic citations or links to resources
    • Consider the Source
      • Who wrote the web page? Are they experts ?
      • Think about the Holiday Inn commercials .
      • Is this a commercial , governmental , personal , or academic Web site?
    • Consider the Source
      • Search: Look at the domains:
      • .com – business
      • .edu – college or university
      • .org – non-profit organization
    • Know What’s Happening.
      • What is the purpose of this web page?
      To Inform? To Persuade? To Sell?
    • Look at Details.
      • Is grammar and spelling correct?
      • Are the graphics relevant or distracting ?
      • When was the page last revised?
      “ Page Created on January 29, 1991”
    • Sometimes Other Resources are Better!
      • Sweden:
      • Capital
      • Official Language
      • Unit of Money
    • Tennessee Electronic Library
    • Assignment
      • Using what you’ve just learned about website evaluation, evaluate a given site.