Across the Curriculum
WEB PAGE EVALUATION
Locate a web page from the World Wide Web on a topic that pertains to Math 107. Answer the questions below to help you evaluate your selected web page.
1. Is the web page from an organization, government, educational or personal page?
2. List the author of the content on the web page. (If the author is not clearly identified, so state.)
3. What credentials are given to indicate that the author has expertise in this area?
4. List the information that is given to enable you to contact the author or producer of this page. (e.g. e-mail, mailing address, phone number, etc.)
5. Is the layout of the page clear and logical? Explain your answer.
6. How easy is it to navigate the site? (e.g. Are there buttons for Back, Home, other links?)
7. Is the information free of spelling and grammar errors?
8. What documentation is given for factual information?
9. How could you check the accuracy of this information with another source?
10. Who is the intended audience for this page?
11. Are the goals of the person(s) or organization(s) presenting the material clearly stated? If so, what are those goals?
12. Does the information presented try to persuade or sway your opinion in some way? If so, how?
13. List any advertising you found on this web page.
14. When was the page written/revised?
15. How do you know how current the material is?
16. Are there links to other web pages? If so, do they work and are they relevant and appropriate?
Based on your answers to the questions above and the information you found on this site, how would you rate this web page on a scale of 1(low) to 5(high) as a valid source on this topic?
Explain your answer.
Do you get the same references using different search engines? Explain.
Some search engine locations:
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Updated August 25, 2003