Critically Evaluating Web Pages
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“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 The ABCs 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."
Last updated: 06 Dec 2007