Evaluating Internet Resources - EVALUATING INTERNET RESOURCES Abstract The purpose of this report is to introduce the reader to the evaluation of

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EVALUATING INTERNET RESOURCES Abstract The purpose of this report is to introduce the reader to the evaluation of internet resource, what it is and how it may be done. Due to the lacking of traditional evaluation for what is there on the Internet, questionable information is used recklessly and good information is disregarded. Many people don’t have clear understating of how the information is put on the Internet. Here it is presented a formal model for us to use when we need to evaluate our resources. This report raises the awareness about the internet resources and their evaluation. The process of evaluation is observed, analyzed in details and illustrated by two case studies. Keywords: Internet Resources Evaluation, Internet, World Wide Web,
Table of Content I. Introduction 1 II. Evaluation of web sources, what it is, and how it may be done 2 III. Evaluation of two websites 2 a. Evaluation of ExplainingComputers.com 2 b. Evaluation of Learning-about-computers.com 3 IV. Conclusion 4 References 5 Appendix 6
I. Introduction II. III. This report is about the importance of evaluating our resources and examples of the process of evaluation of two websites on Computer hardware and how computers work. We as a future computer scientist, have to know about how computers work, what their components are and how they correlate with each other. In order to be able to explain and understand more about the subject, we must read and search information in books, researches and more specifically articles on the Internet. In this report, we are going to be using two websites that are on the World Wide Web as an example of how can we search for information and evaluate it. IV. We have to be able to evaluate our information sources, because nowadays there is too much information on the web and we don’t know if it is accurate. We can’t use the information for our paper or project, because we don’t know if the information is true and reliable. We have to be able to evaluate our resources, because the information “varies widely in their authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage [1].” This are the “five traditional criteria, used to determine the quality of print information in libraries, and can also be applied to the evaluation of web resources [2].” If we want to be able to rely on the information, we have to be able to critically evaluate the information. That is why evaluation of our resources is very important process in our research.

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