This revised Google activity focuses on some specific Google search strategies and tries to move away from merely "checklists" for web evaluation. This is more in keeping with the current Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education especially the frame -- Authority is Constructed and Contextual.
Course Learning Outcome: Demonstrate information literacy and be able to work with evidence
Goal: Increase students’ awareness of Google search functionality; provide students with strategies for determining website credibility
Specifically, students will be able to
1) Students complete tutorial independently, or as a group in class. (~20 minutes) This tutorial includes five embedded videos and follow-up questions. It should be completed in a single browser session. If completed individually, each student will receive an email notification of completion; however, the email does not calculate what answers were correct/incorrect.
2) Students locate a resource / article using Google that could be appropriate for their research interest & consider its credibility.
3) Students write a response to the Research Journal prompt after completing the tutorials and locating a resource.
Searching in Google; Evaluating Information
Consider the following questions as you write your reflection.