Jun 08, 2004 by
Information Technology Editorial Board
A reference material providing links to information about how to evaluate Web resources and how to detect plagiarism. It also provides searching tips. Additional resources assist with proper citation references.
Type of Material:
Reference material: This is text based material with links to resources and examples.
This material can be used to direct students to resources for research and for instructors to assess papers for plagiarism.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To acquaint teachers and students with resources on how to evaluate Web resources and detect plagiarism.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
Lists web site evaluation criteria.The site serves as a hub to other resources for writing research papers.
Lacks definitions, introductions to the material and its three sections, and explanations. (e.g. The first section, Evaluating Web Sites, starts with a list of Web Site Evaluation Criteria without any introduction or explanation. The source of the criteria stated, therefore, not identified. )The hyperlink to Lies, Damned Lies, & Web Pages: Falsehoods on the Internet http://websearch.about.com/internet/websearch/library/weekly/aa081099.htm does not get the article.?Web Search Tools that Evaluate? section has a hyperlink to StudentAdvantage.com which does not appear to be a web search tool.Misspelling: ?curriculm?; ?whitehoue.gov? in the URL for the White House.There are many more resources available with greater depth than those presented here.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A reference material providing links to information about how to evaluate Web resources and how to detect plagiarism.While geared primarily toward instructors this site does offer alternative language for students in writing papers as well as samples to correctly cite sources.
Introductions to the sections and explanations are needed to make the material useful as a teaching-learning tool.Because the site has such limited materials and there are better alternatives this site's effectiveness is minimal.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to use.This site is written as a resource to students and faculty and has easy to follow links and a navigation bar to easily return to the home page.