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Objectives 0 points 1 point 3 points 5 Points CATS AIDS WHO HK W PETAAuthority
Who wrote the page?Where is it housed?
Do you need so much info?
No author identified.Author is identified. Nocredentials are given. No e-mail is provided.Author is identified. An e-mailaddress is provided. Somecredentials are givenAuthor and sponsor areclearly identified. There aremany ways to verify thelegitimacy of the page’ssponsor. Various e-mails areavailable.
Accuracy & Content
What is the information you aregetting?
Is the information what you need to answer the question?
Difficult to understand,tangents, spelling and other errors. Information isinaccurate or irrelevant.Many grammatical andspelling errors but consistentline of thought.Easy to understand; perfectspelling; one or two grammar errors. Information is currentand accurate.No errors; clear, concise, andwell written. Information iscurrent, accurate, andrelevant.
When was the page lastupdated - is the info current?
How current do you need your information?
No update shown.Information is out of date.Date shown but has not beenupdated in a long time.Update is shown but isslightly out of date.Update is shown and iscurrent.
Why has the person or organization made this page?
Do you need to find different viewpoints?
Information is completelybiased and questionable.Contains some questionablecontent. Content is theopinion of the author.Facts are presented and arefree from bias.Facts are free from bias andmultiple viewpoints arepresented.
Coverage 0 point
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pointImages and Graphics
Do the graphics enhance thesite?
Do you need charts and diagrams and pictures?
No images or graphicsImages/graphics areunrelated to page/text.Images are too big/small insize or resolution. Imagesare poorly cropped or havecolor problems.Images/graphics have strongrelevance to text. Someimages/graphics take toolong to upload.Images all upload with goodspeed. All images/graphicshave proper size, color,resolution, and cropping &sourced. Images are from 3or more sources (other thaninternet.)
How easy is it to get around?Broken links?
How much time do you have towaste on this site?
One page with title bar added, heading; Nonavigation to anywhere.Two pages (or one page withlinks within page or other resources); Navigationbetween pages; most linkswork.Three or more pages withclear order, labeling, andnavigation between pages,all links work.Title page with other pagesbranching off, at least four pages total; navigation path isclear and logical; all linkswork.
How is it designed?
Can you find what you need quickly?
Layout has no structure andis hard to follow.Text is broken intoparagraphs and/or sections.No headings are used; noother HTML tags are used.Headings label sections andcreate a structure and areconsistent. Tags(preformatted text, styles,centering, etc) are used.Consistent format; extendsthe information page-to-page;easy to read; attention todifferent browsers.
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Adapted and developed by Dianne McKenzie May 2004