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Evaluating Web Resources (STARLINK)

Meeting Date(s):online from March 1 through March 31, 2018
Time:online
Instructor:Page Wolf
Audience:Faculty
Prerequisite:none
Contact Hours:1
Credit Type:

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Description: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

    If it happens to be a Starlink class that offers the course in module format for 5 contact hours, they will mail you an online certificate after the modules have been completed. To earn this additional credit, email a copy of the PDF completion certificate in addition to the Viewer Verification Form.