Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

COURSE SECTIONS

Introduction

Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

NAVIGATION

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EVALUATIVE SKILLS 
How much time do you have? Let's face reality: Acquiring the skills necessary to identify bogus information, particularly well-presented deceptive information, demands considerable general knowledge, a healthy dose of skepticism, and experience with the publication medium.

You have an hour. Moreover, you have to cover search strategies, Internet basics, or how to use a Web browser, as well. What practical advice can you offer?

Below appear suggestions in order of importance (in the event you have an hour and half!).

Teaching Patrons How To Assess Quality
Develop handouts and cheat sheets.

Explain why quality on the Web is a concern.

Illustrate how to analyze a Web page address.

Teach the five basic criteria for assessing quality in information.

Instruct on the basics of determining the origin of email.

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