Critically Evaluating Web Pages
Know of a resource missing from this page?
“Sure, you use the Internet all the time, but you need to wise up to the web
when you use it for your university or college work.” [6 Dec 07]
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Intended primarily for school teachers. Shrock appears to be the
leading authority on this topic. This page contains lots of links to
resources on this topic, including Schrock's own essays, such as
of Web Site Evaluation. [19 Jul 05]
Principles For Evaluating Websites by Stephen Downes.
"How do you know whether something you read on the web is true? You can’t know,
at least, not for sure. This makes it important to read carefully and to
evaluate what you read. This guide will tell you how." Downes is a
"thought leader" in the online learning community, and has a background in
philosophy and critical thinking. A well-written, thoughtful and useful
resource. [19 Jul 05]
Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources by Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library.
This page is
just contains useful list of points to consider.
Using critical thinking to conduct effective searches of online resources by Sarah K. Brem & Andrea J. Boyes.
"This document complements guidelines addressing the mechanics of online searching by considering how treating searching as exercises in critical thinking can improve our use of online resources. We address the use of metacognition, hypothesis-testing, and argumentation, providing illustrative examples, and links to tools that can facilitate the process."
06 Dec 2007