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Students’ Evaluation of Web Sites: An Exploratory Study
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, , The Pennsylvania State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Although the Web is convenient for finding information, it is not necessarily reliable. While opportunities exist for students to hear about evaluation strategies there is no data to suggest whether they are using what they hear. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' assignment of credibility to a web site to determine whether or not participants believed information found on a site and what criteria they used to make their decision. Researchers utilized verbal log analysis and transaction log analysis to observe college students' evaluation processes as they searched the Web.

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FitzPatrick, S. & Colaric, S. (2001). Students’ Evaluation of Web Sites: An Exploratory Study. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 498-503). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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