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Web Site Evaluation Critical Thinking About What You See On The Web.
For  Fun  and  Games  and  Pretty Pictures  the web is fine….. <ul><li>But is the web a good research tool? </li></ul><ul>...
Make Sure You Are In the Right Place! <ul><li>Is the web the best source of information on your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>I...
When in doubt,  DOUBT! <ul><li>Almost anyone can put up anything on the web for any purpose. </li></ul>RYT Hospital Dihydr...
So, how can you tell? <ul><li>Look for  Ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Look for  Bias </li></ul><ul><li>Compare  two  sources...
Consider the  Source <ul><li>Who  wrote  the web page?  Are they  experts ? </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the  Holiday Inn...
Consider the  Source <ul><li>Search:  Look at the domains: </li></ul><ul><li>.com – business </li></ul><ul><li>.edu – coll...
Know What’s  Happening. <ul><li>What is the purpose of this web page? </li></ul>To Inform? To Persuade? To Sell?
Look at  Details. <ul><li>Is  grammar and spelling  correct? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the  graphics  relevant or  distracting...
Sometimes Other Resources are Better! <ul><li>Sweden: </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Official Language </li><...
Tennessee Electronic Library
Assignment <ul><li>Using what you’ve just learned about website evaluation, evaluate a given site. </li></ul>
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A basic overview of evaluating web resources with built in discussion and examples of unreliable websites.

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