Workshops

Teaching credibility assessment to children

Subramaniam, M., St. Jean, B., & Taylor, N. G.

Workshop conducted at the MLA & DLA Joint Library Conference, Ocean City, MD, May 5, 2016.

Are you struggling with how to teach website credibility and trustworthiness to your students? Do your students always click on the first Google search result even after you encouraged them to look at more results? These skills are particularly difficult to teach, largely due to the ambiguity of what makes a site both credible and relevant to a young and inexperienced searcher. Join us as we walk you through some practical ways to get your students thinking more critically about the websites they use for their class and personal research.

The google, the bing, and the open web: Teaching credibility assessment to young adults

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Taylor, N.G., Kodama, C., St. Jean, B., Subramaniam, M., Follman, R., & Casciotti, D.

Preconference program held at the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 26, 2015.

It is particularly difficult to teach the skills needed to assess the credibility of online resources, largely due to the ambiguity of what makes a site both credible and relevant to a young and inexperienced searcher. This workshop will introduce participants to methods of credibility assessment instruction informed through HackHealth research, in collaboration with school librarians in selected middle schools.

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