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ERIC Number: EJ1031305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Reconsidering the Checklist in Teaching Internet Source Evaluation
Ostenson, Jonathan
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v14 n1 p33-50 Jan 2014
The growing importance of the Internet in our society requires that university graduates be skilled in critical evaluation of the messages and sources present in the online world. Traditional efforts to teach these skills have relied on specific, checklist-like tools; recently, these approaches have rightly come under criticism for being ill-suited to authentic, modern Internet tasks. This article proposes that such specific tools still have a place, however, and suggests a new version of such a tool that better addresses a changing Internet and the evolving ways we use this medium for information-seeking tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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