Website Evaluation Checklist

http://www.fatherryan.org/harlemrenaissance/

I Googled Harlem Renaissance and found this student created site.Using the checklist I found high quality work.The web site was created in 2000 but is updated each year by a new caretaker.There were many links and the links had links.I found only one link that did not work and one that was a commercial site.Subsequently, I searched on Yahoo! Search, Dogpile.com, and Meta-crawler.com and found the site.This site was very interactive and visitors were encouraged to email the site with questions or comments and also take on on-line survey about the reasons for visiting the site.The information provided by this website would give a middle or high school student plenty of high quality background information on a variety of topics related to the Harlem Renaissance.

 

What does the URL tell you?

 

        Where is the site hosted?

_.edu_.gov+.org_.net

_.com_.mil

        Is the website a

_personal page†† +site student created

Who is the audience?

 

        What type of reader will understand this information?

_children†† +teenagers

_adults†† _professionals

_speakers of other languages

Who authored the site?

 

        Is the author a/an

+person(s)†††† _organization

        Are the authorís credentials easy to find?

+yes†††† _no

        Can you contact the author?

+yes†††† _no

contact info:

hcompsci@fatherryan.org

How old is the information?

 

        Is the site dated?

+yes†††† _no Feb 16, 2000 date

        Has the site been updated?

+yes†††† _no††† yearly with new students

        Is the information current enough?

+yes†††† _no

Is there bias?

 

        Is the information

+fact††††† _opinion†††† _data

        Does the information try to

+disclose†††† _persuade _sell/entice

How accurate is the information?

 

        Is the information documented?

+yes†††† _no

 

        How is the information documented?

+websites††† _ footnotes

_bibliography

        Can you find this site with more than one search engine?

+yes†††† ††††_no

Can you get more information from the site?

 

        Are there links to additional information?

+yes†††† †††††_no

        Do the links work?

+yes almost all††† _no

What do you think?

 

        Did this website make me think?

+yes†††† ††††††_no

        Was it interactive?

+yes very††† _no

        Can I find the information Iím looking for?

+yes†††† †††††††_no

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Evaluation Checklist

http://www.saxakali.com

 

I Googled ďlies about white supremacyĒ expecting to find a very different kind of site. What I found was a rambling, not very well written collection of links that connect to a variety of sites that express similar opinions regarding the oppression of people of color worldwide.In the end there is very little fact and a lot of opinion.Oppression against Palestinians, African-Americans and South Asian Indians are most prominently featured.

 

What does the URL tell you?

 

        Where is the site hosted?

_.edu_.gov_.org_.net

+.com_.mil

        Is the website a

?personal page?site

this website is set up with tons of links but there is no information about the creators of the site.

Who is the audience?

 

        What type of reader will understand this information?

_children†† _teenagers

+adults†† _professionals

_speakers of other languages

Who authored the site?

 

        Is the author a/an

+person†††† _organization

This site appears to be a personal site masquerading as an organization although there is not evidence that the organization exists.

        Are the authorís credentials easy to find?

_yes†††+no

        Can you contact the author?

+yes but not by name_no

contact info: info@Saxakali.com

How old is the information?

 

        Is the site dated?

+yes†††† _no†††† 1997-2001 date

        Has the site been updated?

_yes†††† +no†††† _______date

        Is the information current enough?

_yes†††† +no

Is there bias?

 

        Is the information

_fact††††† +opinion†††† _data

This website seems to provide a forum for people to rant about injustice toward people of color. Though there are some links that provide factual articles with first person accounts most provide no documentation about the author.

        Does the information try to

_disclose†††† +persuade +sell/entice

How accurate is the information?

 

        Is the information documented?

_yes††† +no

        How is the information documented?

_websites††† _ footnotes

_bibliography

        Can you find this site with more than one search engine?

+yes†††† _no

Can you get more information from the site?

 

        Are there links to additional information?

+yes†††† _no

        Do the links work?

+yes†††† _no

Many of the links no longer work and many link to commercial sites.

What do you think?

 

        Did this website make me think?

+yes about what a waste of my time this site was†† _no

        Was it interactive?

_yes†††† +no

        Can I find the information Iím looking for?

_yes††† +no