A recent survey of 770 seventh-grade students revealed more than 70% value content relevance over a website's credibility, writes Julie Coiro, associate professor of education at the University of Rhode Island. In this blog post, Coiro suggests four strategies for educators teaching students how to recognize high-quality online content -- an essential part of online research, she notes. Among these, teachers should discuss dimensions such as relevance, accuracy, perspective and reliability of the resources, she writes.
Helping students evaluate online resources in 4 steps
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