ERIC Number: ED430564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Online Educational Materials for Use in Instruction. ERIC Digest.
Branch, Robert M.; Kim, Dohun; Koenecke, Lynne
This digest is intended to help teachers select good resources to use in their instruction by providing a checklist to evaluate online educational materials. The following major topic areas to consider when evaluating World Wide Web-based materials for use in instructional settings, as well as sub-questions in each area, are outlined: (1) Judge the accuracy of the information and take note of the date modified; (2) Is the level of information in this site appropriate for the intended audience? (3) Is the information in this site presented clearly? (4) Is the information in this site closely related to purpose, content, activity, and procedures? (5) Is the information in this site complete in scope and ready for use? (6) If a website has activities, are the content, presentation method, and learner activity potentially engaging? (7) If it claims to be comprehensive, is the information in the site well organized? Several sites that are helpful when looking for tools to evaluate websites are listed. (MES)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Media Selection, Quality Control, Resource Materials, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.