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The 5 criteria for web site/page evaluation, with suggestions for student evaluation activity.

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Criteria for Web Site Evaluation Criteria for Web Site Evaluation Presentation Transcript

  • Criteria for web site evaluation © Oksana Hlodan, 2007
  • Evaluation focus on content : • quality • credibility • usability
    • Who?
    • What?
    • When?
    • Where?
    • Why?
    CRITERIA
  • Who?
    • Who wrote the page?
    • What are the author’s credentials?
    • Is the author’s bio provided?
    • If not, can I find it? (e.g., link)
  • About Us: “… since we are after all a grass roots and ad hoc undertaking by an all-volunteer consortium, to…” Who?
  • Who?
  • What?
    • What is the purpose?
    • Is it first or second-hand info?
    • Is content vetted?
    • Are sources/facts documented?
    • Is the science accurate?
    • Do links lead to quality pages?
  • What? Please note: I didn’t write this stuff, I received the contents of this page on a floppy disc sometime in 1996. ( Science Made Stupid web site)
  • What?
  • When?
    • When was it created?
    • When was it last updated?
    • Do broken links get fixed/updated?
  • When? Sizing up genomes: Amoeba is king By Edward R. Winstead February 12, 2001, Genome News Network
  • Where?
    • Where is “about us”?
    • Is sponsorship reputable?
    • Do others link to the site?
    • Do they endorse the site?
  • Where?
  • Where? About the Center “ Access Excellence has been rated by School Zone’s panel of 400 teachers.”
  • Where?
  • Why?
    • Why should I use this info?
    • Why is this site/page better than another?
    • Why should I verify the info on other sites?
  • Why?
  • Why encourage students to evaluate web sites?
  • Number of web sites: over 100,000,000 Netcraft, Nov. 2006
  • A recent study revealed that fewer than 10% of students check accuracy of online information. University of Connecticut and Clemson University, 2005
  • Internet evaluation skills = scientific research skills!
  • Internet research skills = scientific research skills
    • Questioning
    • Planning
    • Gathering
    • Sorting
    • Synthesizing
    • Evaluating
    • Reporting
  • Student Activity
    • Distribute evaluation worksheets to students
    • Pick a newsy issue, e.g., GM corn, for their searches
    • Have students search different domans: com, edu, org, gov
    • Discuss evaluation results with class
  • Resources
    • Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html
    • Purdue University Tutorial http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/staff/sharkey/interneteval/
    • Widener University Tutorial & Excercises http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/659/
    • Web Evaluation by Pam Berger http://www.infosearcher.com/infosearcher/articles/evaluatingweb1.pdf