Students use a combination of technical and critical thinking strategies supported by a five-part approach to evaluate the credibility and reliability of online information.
Educator leads students through a five-part process designed to help them differentiate between credible and noncredible online information resources. This can be done individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction.
Use the following five-part approach to evaluating online information to help students improve their ability to assess the credibility and reliability of online information.
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Students discuss how they determine whether the information they find online is credible and reliable, creating a list of techniques and strategies they find useful.
Students discuss how these strategies have helped them be more confident about the credibility and reliability of online information and what other strategies they have found to be useful in evaluating online information.
Information literacy, discerning the credibility and reliability of information found online, is important for effectively researching answers to questions, finding truthful and reliable information, and learning in general; certain strategies and techniques have been proven to be effective in assessing online information.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other media) that demonstrate progress toward the competency in evaluating online information, including such items as evidence of discussions of helpful strategies to evaluate online information, examples of student analyses of websites and pages, samples of credible and false online information, or other relevant items.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on their experience of the evaluating online information activities. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
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