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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.


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