M green edtl6360_module 3_webeval 9-26-13

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Global Warming
A comparison of Two Websites on Authority

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M green edtl6360_module 3_webeval 9-26-13

  1. 1. GlobalWarming A comparison ofTwo Websites by: Misty Green
  2. 2. TwoWebsites for Comparison • http://www.nrdc.org/about/contact-us.asp • http://newstrust.net/topics/global_warming/?gclid=CNeTi7Od6bkCFYWd4Ao dwzQA_A September 26, 20132
  3. 3. Authority September 26, 20133 NewsTrust NRDC
  4. 4. Accuracy NewsTrust NRDC Author provides specific contact information, address, phone number, names No Yes Credentials are provided yielding credibility No Yes Distinction between author and webmaster Yes Yes September 26, 20134
  5. 5. Currency • Are dates current? • Is there a date at all? • Are there broken links? September 26, 20135 Broken links are on the page There is current date on page NewsTrust Dates are up to date No visible broken links NRDC
  6. 6. Objectivity September 26, 20136 NewsTrust NRDC Are facts accurate and cited? Sources are not cited Yes Is the Information biased? No Yes- open to interpretation Is there any conflict of Interest? No No
  7. 7. Which Website would I trust/prefer? September 26, 20137 I would trust and prefer the NRDC website because: The NRDC website provided credible authority, contact info, etc. The NRDC website demonstrated currency with dates. The NRDC website provided accuracy with a .org domain and copyright seal.
  8. 8. September 26, 20138 References Duke University Libraries. (2007, September). Evaluating Web Pages. Retrieved on September 26, 2013 from http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/evalwebpages.html National Resources Defense Council. (n.d). GlobalWarming. Retrieved on September 26, 2013 from http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/ NewsTrust. (2013). GlobalWarming. Retrieved on September 26, 2013 from http://newstrust.net/topics/global_warming/?gclid=CNeTi7Od6bkCFYWd4AodwzQA_A
  9. 9. Thank you Misty Green

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