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Evaluating General Information

Evaluating Web-based Information

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Evaluating Information

From the pretest you did at the beginning of the pilot project, you can see that all information, whether print or electronic, must be carefully examined and assessed. In the Web environment, the need for evaluation is even more critical because almost anyone can place information there without being monitored for quality or accuracy. This module contains two parallel tracks. You may select either track - a single exercise follows both.

Each contains the same criteria for evaluation

  • Relevance
  • Timeliness
  • Reliability
  • Coverage
  • Accuracy

but uses examples from either published resources or web based resources. When you finish the exercise on evaluating information click next and you will go directly into the web evaluation module and exercise.

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