Web site Evaluation AAOCC


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This ppt was created to teach our Junior English 11 students how to select a source for their 11th grade research product. I used the acronym AAOCC which I credit to
Kapoun, Jim. “Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction.”C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523. for the presentation.

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Web site Evaluation AAOCC

  1. 1. Website Evaluation Kalani LaFrancis Media Goddesskalanilafrancis@gmail.com
  2. 2. ResearchStart here?
  3. 3. Why create a website? PIEE
  4. 4. aa Ohhhh cc•Accuracy• Authority• Objectivity• Currency• Coverage
  5. 5. AA O CCAccuracy• Who wrote the page and can you contact him or her?• What is the purpose of the document and why was it produced?• Is this person qualified to write this document?
  6. 6. AA O CCAccuracy• Make sure author provides e-mail or a contact address/phone number.• Know the distinction between author and Webmaster.
  7. 7. AccuracyAccurate?
  8. 8. Check your website!
  9. 9. Search for more informationDomain ID:D3064706-LROR Tech Name: Don BlackDomain Tech Organization: StormfrontName:MARTINLUTHERKING.ORG Tech Street1: PO Box 6637 TechCreated On:14-Jan-1999 05:00:00 Street2: Tech StreetLast Updated On:11-Jan-2010 3: Tech City: West Palm Beach Techxpiration Date:14-Jan-2011 State/Province: FL TechRegistrar:DirectNIC Postal Code: 33405Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED Tech Country: USStatus:CLIENT TRANSFER Tech Phone:+1.5618330030PROHIBITED Status:CLIENT UPDATE Tech Phone Ext.:PROHIBITED Tech FAX: Tech FAX Ext.: TechRegistrant ID:ODN-520527 Email:don.black@STORMFRONT.ORGRegistrant Name:Don Black Name Server:NS12.ZONEEDIT.COM Name Server:NS19.ZONEEDIT.COM
  10. 10. A little further….Stormfront - White Nationalist CommunityDiscussion board for pro-White activists and anyone else interested in White survival.
  11. 11. Conclusion?Anyone?Anyone?Bueller?
  12. 12. AA O CCAuthority• Who published the document and is it separate from the "Webmaster?"• Check the domain of the document, what institution publishes this document?• Does the publisher list his or her qualifications?
  13. 13. AA O CCAuthority• What credentials are listed for the authors?• Where is the document published? Check URL domain.
  14. 14. Authority www.whitehouse.comlegit www.whitehouse.net www.whitehouse.org www.whitehouse.gov- spoof – legit – pornography – ad -
  15. 15. AA O CCObjectivity• What goals/objectives does this page meet?• How detailed is the information?• What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author?
  16. 16. AA O CCObjectivity• Determine if page is a mask for advertising; if so information might be biased.• View any Web page as you would an infomercial on television. Ask yourself why was this written and for whom?
  17. 17. Objectivitywww.redstate.comwww.thebluestate.com
  18. 18. AA O CCCurrency• When was it produced?• When was it updated?• How up-to-date are the links (if any)?
  19. 19. AA O CCCurrency• How many dead links are on the page?• Are the links current or updated regularly?• Is the information on the page outdated?
  20. 20. CurrencyHST LMC- Date check (updated AND dated information)- Links (how many dead links are okay?)
  21. 21. AA O CCCoverage• Are the links (if any) evaluated and do they complement the documents theme?• Is it all images or a balance of text and images?• Is the information presented cited correctly?
  22. 22. AA O CCCoverage• If page requires special software to view the information, how much are you missing if you dont have the software?• Is it free or is there a fee, to obtain the information?• Is there an option for text only, or frames, or a suggested browser for better viewing?
  23. 23. East Carolina
  24. 24. Password protected
  25. 25. Putting it all togetherAccuracy If your page lists the author& institution that published the page & provides a way of contacting him/her and . . .Authority If your page lists the author credentials & its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net), and. . .Objectivity If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising & it is objective in presenting the information, and . .
  26. 26. Putting it all togetherCurrency If your page is current & updated regularly (as stated on the page) & the links (if any) are also up-to-date, and . . .Coverage If you can view the information properly-- not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement, then . . . You may have a Web page that could be of value to your research!