Evaluating websites is an important part of becoming information literate, but can videos help to get the message across to students?
There are quite a few videos on YouTube about evaluating websites and luckily some of them are from libraries and academic establishments.
Here’s a selection of some of the better ones …
It covers the criteria that you need to apply to evaluating both traditional and open web resources, including authority, timeliness, bias and accuracy/credibility of content.
Mainly a talking head interspersed with screen shots, tips to take away and occasional web search examples, plus a list of cited resources, suggested readings and further details.
Top notch content delivered in a traditional manner.
This tutorial looks at domain names and introduces the ABC and D of website evaluation (Authority, Bias, Currency and Documentation) to get students looking behind an online resource to see what is really there.
This tutorial illustrates the use of the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When, and Why to evaluate websites.
Using humour is always risky but some have tried and whether it is the Library Fairy, Elvis Presley or even a Randy Weasel there appears to be an eclectic cast of characters out there that can help you evaluate websites – happy viewing!