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Emma Place

Hi Phil,

Thanks for this - a very useful collection.

I agree that one of the quickest ways to teach students to evaluate the sites they cite is to point them to some good examples of hoaxes or inaccurate sites, and thus make them aware of the dire consequences for them if they use such sites in their academic work.

Examples like this can really drive the point home.

The Internet Detective tutorial from Intute takes this approach, as I'm sure some of you are aware, in fact we're probably responsible for making the White House and Luther King sites seem old-hat examples as they are in the tutorial(along with others)!

I'll add a link to your page from the References section of Internet Detective, which also points to some interesting articles about teaching website evaluation to students, which librarians teaching these skills might be interested to read:

http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/references.html

Emma Place
Intue Training Manager


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