Criteria for web site evaluation © Oksana Hlodan, 2007
Evaluation focus on  content : • quality • credibility • usability
<ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>CRI...
Who? <ul><li>Who wrote the page? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the author’s credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the author’s bi...
About Us: “… since we are after all a grass roots and ad hoc undertaking by an all-volunteer consortium, to…” Who?
Who?
What? <ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it first or second-hand info? </li></ul><ul><li>Is content vetted?...
What? Please note: I didn’t write this stuff, I received the contents of this page on a floppy disc sometime in 1996. ( Sc...
What?
When? <ul><li>When was it created? </li></ul><ul><li>When was it last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Do broken links get fixed...
When? Sizing up genomes:  Amoeba  is king By Edward R. Winstead February 12, 2001, Genome News Network
Where? <ul><li>Where is “about us”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is sponsorship reputable? </li></ul><ul><li>Do others link to the si...
Where?
Where? About the Center “ Access Excellence has been rated by School Zone’s panel of 400 teachers.”
Where?
Why? <ul><li>Why should I use this info? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this site/page better than another? </li></ul><ul><li>Wh...
Why?
Why encourage students to evaluate web sites?
Number of web sites: over   100,000,000 Netcraft, Nov. 2006
A recent study revealed that fewer than 10% of students check accuracy of online information. University of Connecticut an...
Internet evaluation skills = scientific research skills!
Internet research skills = scientific research skills <ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Gat...
Student Activity <ul><li>Distribute evaluation worksheets to students </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a newsy issue, e.g., GM corn,...
Resources <ul><li>Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators  http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html </li></ul><ul><li...
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  • Criteria for Web Site Evaluation

    1. 1. Criteria for web site evaluation © Oksana Hlodan, 2007
    2. 2. Evaluation focus on content : • quality • credibility • usability
    3. 3. <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>CRITERIA
    4. 4. Who? <ul><li>Who wrote the page? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the author’s credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the author’s bio provided? </li></ul><ul><li>If not, can I find it? (e.g., link) </li></ul>
    5. 5. About Us: “… since we are after all a grass roots and ad hoc undertaking by an all-volunteer consortium, to…” Who?
    6. 6. Who?
    7. 7. What? <ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it first or second-hand info? </li></ul><ul><li>Is content vetted? </li></ul><ul><li>Are sources/facts documented? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the science accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>Do links lead to quality pages? </li></ul>
    8. 8. What? Please note: I didn’t write this stuff, I received the contents of this page on a floppy disc sometime in 1996. ( Science Made Stupid web site)
    9. 9. What?
    10. 10. When? <ul><li>When was it created? </li></ul><ul><li>When was it last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Do broken links get fixed/updated? </li></ul>
    11. 11. When? Sizing up genomes: Amoeba is king By Edward R. Winstead February 12, 2001, Genome News Network
    12. 12. Where? <ul><li>Where is “about us”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is sponsorship reputable? </li></ul><ul><li>Do others link to the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they endorse the site? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Where?
    14. 14. Where? About the Center “ Access Excellence has been rated by School Zone’s panel of 400 teachers.”
    15. 15. Where?
    16. 16. Why? <ul><li>Why should I use this info? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this site/page better than another? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I verify the info on other sites? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Why?
    18. 18. Why encourage students to evaluate web sites?
    19. 19. Number of web sites: over 100,000,000 Netcraft, Nov. 2006
    20. 20. A recent study revealed that fewer than 10% of students check accuracy of online information. University of Connecticut and Clemson University, 2005
    21. 21. Internet evaluation skills = scientific research skills!
    22. 22. Internet research skills = scientific research skills <ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul>
    23. 23. Student Activity <ul><li>Distribute evaluation worksheets to students </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a newsy issue, e.g., GM corn, for their searches </li></ul><ul><li>Have students search different domans: com, edu, org, gov </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss evaluation results with class </li></ul>
    24. 24. Resources <ul><li>Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University Tutorial http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/staff/sharkey/interneteval/ </li></ul><ul><li>Widener University Tutorial & Excercises http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/659/ </li></ul><ul><li>Web Evaluation by Pam Berger http://www.infosearcher.com/infosearcher/articles/evaluatingweb1.pdf </li></ul>

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