Monday, August 20, 2007

Questioning Information

“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” ~ William Pollard

Lots of information out there. Do we give everything the same weight? Who is presenting the information and from what perspective do they come? How do we find out more about the creator? How do we give credit? How does copyright law fit into the picture?

Below are some links to resources that might help in answering some of these questions:

Resources for Evaluating Information
Plagarism Resources

Who Is It?
Wayback Machine
Logical Fallacy Resources
MaineLearns: Copyright & Plagiarism
Citation Machine
How to Write a Bibliography
Evaluating Web Pages

Any to add to the list? Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations?

Discover Information Literacy

1 comment:

George Crawford said...

Thanks for the resources and the links. They are very helpful. We need to help teach students the importance of taking a critical look at web resources. The answer to almost every question is on the Internet but we need to be sure that we are getting good information. The information should also be verified from more than one source. Students need to learn that the research process is as important as the product. Teh should also learn to cite their sources.