Reliability of online information
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This is a "flipped" webinar
: Rather than just deliver you a presentation, you will be asked to review and submit feedback about three websites (about fracking) before the session. During the live session, we will discuss the sites, your feedback, processes for evaluating them, and ask you to actively participate in the discussion.
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Ernest Hemmingway said, “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” This has never been more true than it is today, as we wade through vasts amount of information available online. The responsibility to judge whether online resources are reliable now falls to the reader.
We each make judgments about the reliability of online resources before we share them, but it is useful to approach the task in a more rigorous way. One such model, CRAAP, asks you to look at sites from the perspectives of Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. By assessing sites with these facets in mind, you will be able to quickly determine whether the site is reliable enough for your purposes.