Friday, July 22, 2016

Website evaluation study

In responding to a survey about web-based information evaluation, students indicated they already find several criteria to be important when evaluating information. Instruction should address student opinions and misconceptions about Web-based information in the context of their school assignments or other information needs. For example, students may be more motivated to learn about and apply evaluative criteria that are generated through discussion with their peers. Students may also be more receptive to expanding information evaluation criteria when they are researching topics they find interesting or important. Finally, the researchers recommend that instruction should take into account the context or situations in which various evaluation criteria may be most important.
Pickard, A. J., Shenton, A. K., & Johnson, A. (2014). Young people and the evaluation of information on the World Wide Web: Principles, practice and beliefs. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46(1), 3-20.

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