Evaluating Web Content
Multimedia encompasses non‐textual presentations such as audio, video, and Flash formats. You might encounter multimedia files anywhere on the Web – a Web site, blog, wiki, repository, or a site devoted to media such as YouTube.
To evaluate the content in a multimedia presentation, look for these clues:
- The presentation is sponsored by a reputable institution, organization, or identified individual(s) whose expertise can be verified.
- If individuals appear or speak in a presentation, they are identified and their expertise can be checked.
- The presentation or its accompanying information includes contact information.
- Comments that may accompany the presentation evaluate its quality (even if you don’t agree with what others have to say).
- If previously recorded, the presentation can be identified by date so that you can determine the currency of the information provided.