Presentation on theme: "Evaluation Criteria for Students presented by Budgie Latshaw and Eric Englert Professional Development Center."— Presentation transcript:
Evaluation Criteria for Students presented by Budgie Latshaw and Eric Englert Professional Development Center
Why Evaluate Web Pages? Web is vast – easy access – good, bad and mediocre An open forum for publication – no filtering process of editors – minutes to go from someones head to the Web Know what to look for – Put on your skeptics glasses
Evaluation Categories Content – quantity and quality Credibility – expertise and objectivity Design – aesthetic and technical
Content Accuracy – valid information? Completeness – adequate coverage? Currency – dated material? Readability – flow, grammar, spelling? – age appropriate? Uniqueness – just more of the same?
Content Accuracy – valid information? Completeness – adequate coverage? Currency – dated material? Curriculum/Instruction – age appropriate, address several learning styles, challenging, engaging, meets standards? Readability – flow, grammar, spelling? Uniqueness – just more of the same?
Credibility Authority – scientist or student? Affiliation – hosted by and linked to? Bias/Objectivity – facts or opinions? fair?
Design Technologies – need unusual plug-ins? Graphics – content support or fluff? Legibility – fonts easy to read? uncluttered? Navigation – easy? different ways? Reliability – there when needed? links working?
Whats in a URL?
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Summary Internet is a vast resource and information can come from any source. Critically evaluate for content, credibility and design. You must become a critic when viewing information online.
Acknowledgements Special thanks to Kenny McCay for her invaluable input!