If possible, arrange to a conduct a class session in a computer lab or bring a laptop and projector into class (available from the Office of Instructional Services at (970) 491-5466). Before class, prepare a list of links to good, average, and poor Web sources. Ask students to evaluate pre-selected Web sites in class, focusing on their appropriateness as research sources. When students have completed their evaluations individually or in groups, lead a discussion highlighting various indicators of a Web sourceâ€™s reliability, such as: connection to a reputable print source or affiliation, the siteâ€™s citation of other sources, links to other reliable sites, and endorsements by professional organizations or Web monitoring groups.
As an alternative to designing your own tutorial, consider scheduling a Web evaluation session through CSU Libraries. To arrange a customized instructional session at Morgan Library, submit a Library Instruction Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your anticipated class date. (Links on this page will take you to other CSU sites.)