The Evaluating Information Online video is not a static object. I did not create the original video, but have revised it enough times that very little of the original structure remains.

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How we evaluate information online has changed significantly over time. For example, we used to tell students to look at the appearance of a website; now, anyone can make a professional-looking website, so that is no longer useful criteria. Another example: I still hear many students say that .org sites are more reliable than .com sites, even though anyone can purchase a .org domain. With each iteration of the video, I try to reflect my evolving understanding of source evaluation, as well as changes to the online landscape that affect the evaluation process.

Tools used: Powtoon (video production and graphics), Camtasia (sound capture and editing), SnagIt (screenshots), MediaSpace (video hosting)