Why evaluate? Anyone can build a web-site and post it to the Internet Verify information is accurate
Design of site Navigation = easy access Download time ? Graphics enhance the site
Accuracy Who wrote the page & can you contact him or her? Is this person qualified to write this document? What is the purpose of the document & why was it produced?
Authority Who published the document, & is it separate from the “Webmaster?”? Does the publisher list his or her qualifications?
Authority Check the domain of the document, what institution publishes this document?.edu = education.gov = government.org = organization.com = commercial / business
Objectivity What goals/objectives does this page meet? How detailed is the information? What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author
Currency When was it produced? When was it updated? How up-to-date are the links (if any)?
Coverage Are the links (if any) evaluated & do they complement the documents theme? Is it all images or a balance of text & images? Is the information presented cited correctly?
References: Cornell University. (1998). Five criteria for evaluating Web pages. Retrieved April 22, 2002, from Cornell University Web site: http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/re search/webcrit.html http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/re search/webcrit.html