Edited 9/29/04 ADA
includes 2 elements (1) Credibility of the source and (2) Usefulness of
the information for your purpose. The links below provide information
to enhance your information evaluation skills.
LITERACY an individual's
ability to read, analyze and evaluate the printed, auditory and visual
information. This outlines what it
means to be "media literate". It was developed at SLO
- Information Competence: Evaluating Sources: This site created at SLO
the importance of evaluating the information you find"
- Factors contributing to being "credible"
These factors adapted from Robert P. and Dale Newman's book Evidence
and presented on the SLO web site help us establish credibility.
- Criteria to Evaluate Web Sources:
Relevance, Timeliness, Reliability, Coverage, Accuracy (bias,
First try Introduction
and pre exercises. Don't forget to change criteria relevant
to your needs.**
and minimize or
ignore criteria not meaningful for your purposes.*
Try the end
exercises to test your skills.