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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Helping Students Identify Reliable Information

For today’s student, finding information is easy. One Google search returns more information than a month spent in the library could ever hope to reveal. Much of that information is great. Unfortunately, much of that information can be unreliable. How do we help students separate fact from fiction?

North Carolina State English University English professor Susan Miller-Cochran and Mesa Community College’s Rochelle Rodrigo have composed a checklist to help. Their point is that students need to ask two questions? First, does the information change over time as opposed to being static. Secondly, has the information been reviewed? To download both a blank copy of the chart they have composed and a completed example, click here.

To read the full article, as it appeared in eSchool News, click here.


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