Evaluating web authority

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Evaluating web authority

  1. 1. What makes someone an authority? Flickr.com Wjarrettc
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why does “authority” even matter? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The ability of humans to make sense of information and synthesise it quickly
  4. 4. will become the most valuable skill of the next five years. Scottish educator Ewan McIntosh http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2007/03/peter_kellner_y.html The ability of humans to make sense of information and synthesise it quickly
  5. 5. Is this why? Flickr e-magic
  6. 13. So, what is “authority?” <ul><li>A simple definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed writing </li></ul></ul>Flickr.com Tizzie
  7. 14. An informed author <ul><li>Knows the subject matter and has something to say </li></ul><ul><li>Has experience on the topic or writing </li></ul><ul><li>Has their facts straight or corrects them if they are wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Has credentials listed </li></ul><ul><li>Writes thoughtfully </li></ul>
  8. 15. Where are informed authors?
  9. 16. Where are informed authors? Everywhere
  10. 17. <ul><li>In print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>newspapers, magazines, e-books or print books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from Wikipedia to Worldbook and Britannica or “specialized” encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On the web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In blogs and wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On facebook/myspace/twitter/clubpenguin/ning/etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interviews </li></ul></ul>
  11. 18. So, how do you know what to look for?
  12. 19. <ul><li>Wisdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the writer add to your understanding? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>Expertise and Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the writer know about the subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it that you trust their expertise? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 21. <ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the writer use care in writing? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 22. <ul><li>NPOV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the writer have a neutral point of view? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 23. <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is their purpose in sharing the information? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 24. <ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information up to date ? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 25. <ul><li>Wisdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the writer add to your understanding? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expertise and Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the writer know about the subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it that you trust their expertise? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the writer use care in writing? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NPOV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the writer have a neutral point of view? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is their purpose in sharing the information? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information up to date ? </li></ul></ul>So, how do you know what to look for?
  19. 26. So why does this matter? <ul><li>How do you want to present yourself in the world? </li></ul>
  20. 27. <ul><li>Like this? </li></ul>
  21. 28. or like this? Flickr K. Todd Storch
  22. 29. <ul><li>Carolyn Foote </li></ul><ul><li>www.futura.edublogs.org </li></ul>

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