Description: This hands-on course will describe why it is important to evaluate health websites. Participants will be given criteria for how to evaluate health information on the Internet. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL.
|Continuing Education Experience:||None|
|CE Contact Hours:||3|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings|
Educational Objective: Objectives Learn how to evaluate health information sites on the internet using the following criteria: * Accuracy * Authority * Bias * Currency * Coverage
Introduction Types of websites Five criteria for website evaluation Examples Exercises
Need for This Course: This course is eligible for the CHIS specialization. It is an important basic course surrounding the issue of health information literacy.
The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.
Participant Materials: Hand outs, lists of questionable and quality health web sites.
Facility Requirements: Requires instructor computer and projector as well as computers for hands-on by class participants. All should have internet access. Classroom seating is preferred.
Additional Evaluation: None