Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Parents and online credibility

The Internet can be a powerful tool in terms of getting important information. However, there are websites that are not useful to be used for a term paper or a project. According to some recent surveys, parents feel that teachers need to teach students on how to evaluate websites for their credibility. This can be tough to do because the teacher needs to know how to evaluate websites in order to teach the strategies to the students. Evaluating websites can be time-consuming because the online user has to know what to look for, which takes many hours of practice. Also, there are some teachers that do not like to use online material in the classroom, which would mean that they would reluctant on teaching students how determine the credibility of a website.

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