questions to ask yourself as you look at information on the Internet:
- Who is the author? Is
there any information about the author, such as experience or education
that would make this author an expert on the subject?
- Who is paying to support
this Web site?
- When was the information
created or last updated?
- What is the purpose of
the Web site?
To find out who is supporting
a site, we need to understand the source of the Internet information.
Major contributors of Internet information can be organized into four
including 3 huge federally-funded national libraries,
universities, colleges, &research institutions.
everyone trying to sell you something.
generally non-profit groups
You can tell which of these
four categories is posting the information by looking at the URL, or
address of the site.
name endings: .com, .org, .edu, .gov
In addition to evaluating the Internet document itself, it's sometimes
helpful to look at the site's homepage to learn about the sponsor/author.
To do this click on the location bar (URL) once and the bar should be
darkened. Click again and you will see your blinking curser in that
bar. Place the curser directly after the domain name and delete what
follows the domain name. Good places to look are sometimes lableled
"About Us" or "FAQ" (frequently asked questions).
1, 2 and 3 by clicking on their underlined link and see if you can
find information about the creators of the sites.
Note: When you
click on a link, your browser should open up a new window for the link.
To return to this assignment page, just close the window by clicking
on the X in the upper right corner of the window.
You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have
submitted your answers at the end of the assignment, otherwise your
answers will be lost.
If you aren't
sure of the meaning of some words, you may want to look up the defintions
(meanings) in an online dictionary. If you click on this link, dictionary,
you will open up a new screen with a box to type in your word. Click
on the Begin Search button and you will see the definition
of the word.
In the boxes
below, write an evaluation for each site based on the five evaluation
respond using complete sentences.