“Evaluating Web Resources”
Evaluating Web Resources
Mar 30, 2018
- A teaching/learning module for demonstrating how traditional print evaluation
techniques can be adapted to the evaluation of Web pages. The module
illustrates the application of evaluation techniques to Web pages by using
actual web pages as examples. It provides participants with hands-on experience
in evaluating Web pages, as well as links to additional Web evaluation sites
and a bib of Web evaluation articles/books.
- Type of Material:
- learning-teaching module
- Recommended Uses:
- The module provides a model that faculty can use to teach students how to
evaluate the Web. Students can use it to teach themselves how to evaluate the
- Technical Requirements:
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- 1- Provide materials to assist in teaching how to evaluate the informational
content of Web resources.
2- Provide a bibliography of materials on applying critical thinking techniques
to Web resources.
- Target Student Population:
- Students who wish to learn how to evaluate Web pages, and faculty who want to
teach students how to evaluate Web pages.
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- The module breaks down Web pages into categories (advocacy, business/marketing,
news, information and personal) and provides evaluation checklists for each. It
also provides some "original teaching materials" for evaluating Web pages.
- Dated material (1996 - 1999). The concept is sound regardless.
- This module provides comprehensive instruction on how to evaluate a variety of
types of Web sites. It provides links to many sites which can be used to
discuss how to evaluate Web pages and provides examples of the various types of
- There is no real-life example--or "walk through"--of how to evaluate an actual
Web page. It would be useful to have screen shots of selected Web pages, with
superimposed annotations, to explain the various steps in the evaluation
- Organization is excellent. Teachers nor students should have any difficulty with using the material or going from one section to the next.
- Creative Commons: