Adapted from http://volvo.uslis.utexas.edu/-kidnet/evalinfo.htmI
Keeley Library July 16, 2000
SOME QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU EVALUATE ONLINE INFORMATION
|Knowledge||How does this new information compare
to what you already know?
How does it change what you know?
|Authority||Who is providing the information?
Where did their information come from?
Do they provide evidence or examples to support their points?
Why do you think they are providing this information?
|Time||How old is the information? Does it include recent information?|
|Scope||How much information is given?
How broad is the topic area?
How in-depth is the information?
|Form||Is the information an email message, a
newsgroup posting, a text file, a web page?
Is it in text, image, and/or sound form?
|Clarity||Is the information clearly presented?
Is it well organized? Is the site user-friendly?
|Recommendations||Have people who you respect, (friends, teachers, librarians or parents, etc.) recommended this site as a good source of information?|
|Validity||How true do you think the information is? What makes you think so?|
|Importance||Is this information important? If it is, why is it important?|
|Writers Inc. Evaluating Information, p. 333 Viewing Skills, p. 453||Ref. 808 K32 2001|
|Education on the Internet:
a Hands-On Book of Ideas, Projects, andAdvice
The Best Web Sites for Teachers
371.334 E47 1994
371.3344 S531 1998
|Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet||Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators|
|Evaluating Web Resources||
|Virtual Library: Evaluating Web Resources||Web Evaluation Guidelines|
|WebQuest on Web Evaluation||Student WebQuests at Sandwich High School|
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