Observation: How do you determine the credibility of the online information? How do you know the information is factual?
I think the best way to establish if something is credible is based on the website that it's linked to. For research projects, the best websites come from libraries or Universities. It is evident that these are credible because they have the best resources to share their information. For example, libraries can borrow information straight from textbooks to be portrayed on the Internet. Often, universities are researching that information in the field, so they often own the new and correct information. Generally, these websites lack advertisements, which signify that the owners of the websites simply want to make money. Credible information should come from websites that want to share their knowledge, not to make money off of information. If the purpose is to simply increase revenue, the website will start adding information that may not be accurate to increase advertisement sales. Obviously elementary students won't be able to utilize university sites, but a general rule to determine credibility is based off of the number of advertisements. The fewer number of advertisements, the better.
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