Web Resources Workshop - Search, Evaluate & Use

In this learning module, we'll explore how to determine if a web resource is credible. We'll cover how to cross-check sources for accuracy, differentiate between fact and opinion, and determine whether a source is timely, objective, and may have a conflict of interest. We'll also cover plagiarism, how to spot fake and/or misleading information, and some tips for using search engines.

By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe common types of fake and misleading information
  • Determine the purpose of an author
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Determine whether a source is objective
  • Discern whether information presented by a source is timely
  • Define plagiarism
  • Explain how to avoid plagiarism
  • Describe how critical thinking helps determine whether a web resource is credible or not

Tutorial series by Philip K. Harmer

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