Telling students that they must validate the reliability of their sources when doing research is not enough. You still have to teach them how to do it! To help you support them, here are nine criteria that help determine a credible source on the Web.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation, in partnership with Acfas, conducted a survey to find out the perceptions of young Canadians aged 18 to 24 on four scientific issues. The results shed light on the media ecosystem in which young people are immersed and the importance of carrying out awareness-raising activities with them.
The Association for the Promotion of School Documentary Services (APSDS) has also just published a continuum for the development of information skills. This follows on from the publication of the Digital Competence Reference Framework.
In a context of abundance of information, it is often difficult to take a critical look at the reliability and relevance of accessible sources. How can we help students develop their skills in this regard? A professor from Laval University offers some ideas.
On the occasion of the last AQUOPS conference, Julie-Christine Gagné and Caroline Mottet, from Laval University, offered a workshop on research on the Web, in particular via Google and Wikipedia. A teaching student participated and gives us her report.