Issues in Education and the Internet:Authenticity<br />Eva Gorny<br />Education 4764<br />
Authenticity:<br />Accuracy in representation;<br />When something is trustworthy, reliable, true.  <br />
68% of students say they would like to know how to tell if online information is true.<br />Young Canadians in a Wired Wor...
Where to start<br />Determine what information is needed.<br />How detailed?<br />Use past experiences.<br />Already trust...
EVALUATE<br />Immense amount of resources<br />Anyone can post information<br />Don’t believe everything you read<br />Ask...
Authority<br />Is the website creator knowledgeable?<br />Who is the author?<br />Is he or she affiliated with an organiza...
Accuracy<br />How reliable is the information?<br />Does the information make sense?<br />Is it knowledgeable? Error-free?...
Objectivity<br />Is the site informative, and bias-free?<br />Is the author merely giving his/her opinion?<br />Are both s...
Currency<br />Is the website recent and relevant?<br />When was the site created?<br />When was it last updated?<br />Are ...
Usability<br />How user-friendly is the site?<br />Is it organized, uncluttered, and simple?<br />Can you gain information...
Conclusion<br />http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/internet-globe.jpg<br />
References<br />Beck, Susan E. (2009)  Evaluation Criteria - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources.  Retrieved from...
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  • Authenticity – accurate in representation; something that is truthful, genuine, trustworthy, reliable.
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    1. 1. Issues in Education and the Internet:Authenticity<br />Eva Gorny<br />Education 4764<br />
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    3. 3. Authenticity:<br />Accuracy in representation;<br />When something is trustworthy, reliable, true. <br />
    4. 4. 68% of students say they would like to know how to tell if online information is true.<br />Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II<br />Student Survey, 2005<br />
    5. 5. Where to start<br />Determine what information is needed.<br />How detailed?<br />Use past experiences.<br />Already trusted sites.<br />Perform specific searches.<br />Choose a site. <br />
    6. 6. EVALUATE<br />Immense amount of resources<br />Anyone can post information<br />Don’t believe everything you read<br />Ask 5 Questions<br />
    7. 7. Authority<br />Is the website creator knowledgeable?<br />Who is the author?<br />Is he or she affiliated with an organization or institution?<br />Are contacts provided?<br />
    8. 8. Accuracy<br />How reliable is the information?<br />Does the information make sense?<br />Is it knowledgeable? Error-free?<br />Are sources/references provided?<br />
    9. 9. Objectivity<br />Is the site informative, and bias-free?<br />Is the author merely giving his/her opinion?<br />Are both sides of the issue presented?<br />Is any information left out?<br />
    10. 10. Currency<br />Is the website recent and relevant?<br />When was the site created?<br />When was it last updated?<br />Are links current and working?<br />
    11. 11. Usability<br />How user-friendly is the site?<br />Is it organized, uncluttered, and simple?<br />Can you gain information easily?<br />Is a table of contents provided?<br />
    12. 12. Conclusion<br />http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/internet-globe.jpg<br />
    13. 13. References<br />Beck, Susan E. (2009) Evaluation Criteria - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. Retrieved from http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html#coverage<br />Media Awareness Network. (2010). Fact or Folly: Authenticating Online Information.Retrieved from http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/wa_teachers/fact_or_folly_teachers/index.cfm<br />Media Awareness Network. (2005). Young Canadians in a Wired World - Phase II. [Survey PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/research/YCWW/phaseII/upload/YCWWII_Student_Survey.pdf<br />O'Neill, Ann B. (2004) Trash or Treasure? How to Evaluate Internet Resources. Retrieved from http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/tips/eval.html#kinds<br />

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