Assessing the reliability of online information

eXtension Military Families Learning Network and the Network Literacy Community of Practice are hosting a webinar on how one evaluates the reliability of online information.

Assessing the reliability of online information is a critical skill for anyone using the World Wide Web. While there is a vast amount of information available online, not all of it is reliable or factual. In this webinar we’ll discuss why judging the reliability of information is important and provide techniques and examples of how to do so. One criteria we’ll focus on is the CRAAP test (currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, purpose.) Participants should leave with some good techniques to get started and resources to continue learning about this important skill.

Presenters: Steve Judd, University of New Hampshire and Kristen Mastel, University of Minnesota

This session will be conducted twice:

August 21, 2 p.m. Eastern , http://learn.extension.org/events/582 This webinar will use a web conferencing system outside of the military system and may not be accessible from some military installations.

August 22, 2 p.m. Eastern http://learn.extension.org/events/583 This webinar will use the DoD/DCO system and requires that security certificates are installed for those not located on military installations.