Evaluating Online Sources – Applying the CRAAP Test

 

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Digital Literacy is a key and integral skill for anyone that is online. An excellent tool for evaluating online sources is the CRAAP test, developed by Cal State University at Chico. When examining online material, you must evaluate:

  • Currency – How timely is the information?
  • Relevance – Is the information important for your needs?
  • Authority – Who is the author/publisher?
  • Accuracy – How reliable is the content?
  • Purpose – Why does this information exist?

For a great expansion on the evaluation process, see the PDF published by Chico. There is also an excellent tutorial for applying the CRAAP test in your online research here

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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