Choose THREE (3) websites, and evaluate them. You must choose a website from 3-different sections/categories (coalitions, professional, consumer, etc.).
Provide a written summary and evaluation, including the criteria and information outlined below.
You will be graded on thoroughness of evaluation, detail to attention, well-organized writing structure, and ease of reading.
1. State why you were interested in this website.
1. What is the website promoting?
2. What were you expecting when you visited the website? Did the website fulfill your preconceived ideas and expectations, or was it different from what was expected?
2. What is the ACCURACY of the paper?
1. If your page lists the author and institution that published the page and provides a way of contacting him/her, etc.
3. What is the AUTHORITY of the paper?
1. What are the credentials of the author?
2. Is the domain is preferred (.edu,.gov,.org,or .net)
4. Is the page OBJECTIVE?
1. Provides accurate information with limited advertising. b. Is it objective in presenting the information?
5. Is the page CURRENT?
1. Is it current and updated regularly? Must be stated on the page. b. Are all the links up-to-date and active?
6. Is the COVERAGE “good”?
1. Can you view the information properly?
2. Not limited by fees, browser technology, or software requirements.
7. Do you feel this website is of value and reliable? If it meets the above 5-characterisitcs, then you may have a Web page that could be of value to your purpose.
8. What are the potential sources of bias within this website (if any)?
9. What is something new you learned by exploring and evaluating this website?
Kapoun J. (1998). Teaching undergrads web evaluation. College and Research Library News. 59(7)