Evaluation of sites
Overview

• Information literacy
• Web site evaluation
• Demonstration
Information literate
Process
Info literacy and the Internet

• common information and communication
  tool
• research resource --students and adults
• ...
Reliance upon web-based info
increasing
Web page evaluation
Another way to view evaluation
Who wrote it?
Are the aims of the site clear?
Does the site achieve its aims?
Is the site relevant to me?
Can the information be checked?
When was the site produced?
Is the information biased in any way?
Does the site tell you about choices?
Keep in mind

• Web evaluation techniques are in
  development
• Technology is outpacing ability to create
  standards and...
Resource sites

• Information Architecture for the Web
  – http://eduscapes.com/arch/What’s truth got
    to do with it?

...
More sites

• Web evaluation checklist
  – http://www.skidmore.edu/library/help/interne
    tsearching/eval_list.htm
• Ten...
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation
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IST 561 Spring 2009--Session6, Information Literacy and Web Site Evaluation

  1. 1. Evaluation of sites
  2. 2. Overview • Information literacy • Web site evaluation • Demonstration
  3. 3. Information literate
  4. 4. Process
  5. 5. Info literacy and the Internet • common information and communication tool • research resource --students and adults • evaluation of web sites on the Internet
  6. 6. Reliance upon web-based info increasing
  7. 7. Web page evaluation
  8. 8. Another way to view evaluation
  9. 9. Who wrote it?
  10. 10. Are the aims of the site clear?
  11. 11. Does the site achieve its aims?
  12. 12. Is the site relevant to me?
  13. 13. Can the information be checked?
  14. 14. When was the site produced?
  15. 15. Is the information biased in any way?
  16. 16. Does the site tell you about choices?
  17. 17. Keep in mind • Web evaluation techniques are in development • Technology is outpacing ability to create standards and guidelines • Establishing evaluation procedures will be an ongoing evolutionary process
  18. 18. Resource sites • Information Architecture for the Web – http://eduscapes.com/arch/What’s truth got to do with it? • Evaluating Internet sites 101 – http://library.albany.edu/usered/webeval/
  19. 19. More sites • Web evaluation checklist – http://www.skidmore.edu/library/help/interne tsearching/eval_list.htm • Ten Cs for evaluating Internet sources – http://www.uwec.edu/Library/research/guides/u pload/tenCs.pdf

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