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This presentation introduces the four criteria needed to deem websites credible and applies the concepts to two different websites that share information on the city of Atlanta, GA.

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Davis.webpageevaluationasignment

  1. 1. Andrea DavisEDTL 6360: Internet in the Educational Community
  2. 2.  Evaluating My Needs Introduction of Websites Criteria for Effective Evaluation  Authority  Accuracy  Currency  Objectivity Most Trusted Site Award Credits
  3. 3.  I am a member of the National Business Education Association, which holds a yearly conference in different cities each year. This year I will be going to Atlanta, Georgia and want to learn more about:  The history of Atlanta  What attractions I can visit  Maps and tours of AtlantaWhat should I do next?!?
  4. 4. I have decided to use the following two web sites to find information on the city of Atlanta. Website A Website Bhttp://www.10best.com/destinations/ http://www.atlanta.net/ georgia/atlanta/
  5. 5.  Authority  The author’s credentials (titles, certifications, etc.) are included on the page  The domain of the website is preferred (.edu, .gov, .net, etc.) Accuracy  Page should list (at a minimum):  The author and institution that published the page  Contact information of that author or institution Currency  Page states last date it was altered or edited (should be done regularly)  The links (if any) on the page are also up-to-date Objectivity  Page provides accurate information  Includes limited advertising  Is objective in presenting the information
  6. 6.  While the site lists who published the site (10best.com), the “team of local experts” who publish the site are never identified by name, profession, or with credentials The website domain is “.com,” the most popular and unreliable domain on the Internet
  7. 7.  This page is published by the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Additionally, bloggers can contribute information to the site, but only after Atlanta native Jan Butsch Schroder is a creating a profile listing their professional journalist and book author. She is credentials managing editor of Travelgirl magazine and author of "Just A Stage" and "Murphys: 25 Years of Recipes and The domain of this page is .net and Memories." Read more about Jan at www.janschroder.com. often more credible than .com sites
  8. 8.  Page does not include authors or institutions that published the site Contact information is not provided for the “local experts”
  9. 9.  This page offers accurate author contact information including:  Who published the site  The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau  Where they are located  233 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1400 Atlanta GA 30303  Phone number  (800) ATLANTA or (404) 521 6600 The site also includes links to individual contributor and author information
  10. 10.  Page displays “2012” as last copyrighted date Links on page take viewers to updated websites on weather, hotels, attractions, food, etc.
  11. 11.  Page displays “2012” as last copyrighted date Links on page take viewers to updated websites on weather, hotels, attractions, food, etc. Authors who contribute to the page visit and update posts weekly, even daily
  12. 12.  The page provides information on:  Traveling  Attractions  Hotels  Restaurants  Nightlife  Shopping Page is covered with numerous scrolling advertisements and pop-ups for related and unrelated travel products and services
  13. 13.  Site provides objective information from citizens of the city, and experts in the fields of food, travel, and attractions Page includes only advertising for Atlantic events
  14. 14.  Website B: Atlanta.net Most Authority  Published by the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau  The domain of this page is .net Most Accurate  This page offers accurate author contact information including who published the site, where they are located, and the author’s phone number Most Current  Links on page take viewers to updated websites  Authors contribute to the page weekly, even daily Most Objective  Page includes only advertising for Atlantic events  Site provides objective information from citizens and experts of the city
  15. 15.  Wolfgram Memorial Library Reference Department. (2004). How to evaluate information on the Web. Widener University. Retrieved January 6, 2011 from http://www.widener.edu/libraries/wolfgram/evaluate Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523. http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html http://www.10best.com/destinations/georgia/atlanta/ http://www.atlanta.net/

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