Posted by: Clive | December 2, 2008

Who can you trust?

Many of you are now probably starting first assignments for the units you are taking this year. As you sift through materials in preparation for those assignments it’s worth thinking for a minute about the status of readings you collect – especially those from the web. Stephen Downes has written a good guide to evaluating such materials – Principles for Evaluating Websites.

How do you know whether something you read on the web is true? You can’t know, at least, not for sure. This makes it important to read carefully and to evaluate what you read. This guide will tell you how.

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