Using the Class Wiki, upload information about any academic subject of your choosing. Add both valid and invalid information from the Internet. Be prepared to discuss.

Read the article titled “Making Sense of Credibility on the Web: Model for Evaluating Online Information and Recommendation for Future Research,” located at http://www.ischools.org/conference08/pc/WC17_iconf08.pdf. Think about how you assess information that you find and decide if the source is credible. Be prepared to discuss.


From the first e-Activity, evaluate two (2) other Wiki entries. Determine whether they are true, false, heavily biased, or an advertisement for a product. Provide a rationale for your response.

Suggest one (1) strategy that you would use in order to classify troublesome content into the four (4) categories provided in the text. Justify your determination with specific content from the Wiki to support your rationale.


From the second e-Activity, select those factors you would use within a K-12 or adult learning setting to determine if a student’s online research sources are viable and credible. Provide two (2) examples that support your rationale.

Based on your evaluation of Wiki entries, generate at least three (3) suggestions you would include in a reference guide geared toward helping students evaluate the credibility of online research sources. Provide specific examples for each suggestion to support your rationale.