Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education
5. Increase of Credible Content on the Web by Patricia D. Wilen, Ph.D.
Increase of Credible Content on the Web
Patricia D. Wilen, Ph.D.
How does the general public search for information on solving their problems? The Pew Institute conducted a telephone survey to explore this question, and, not surprisingly, found that in today’s high-tech society, people increasingly rely on the Internet to find answers to their problems: 58% of those interviewed said that they used the Internet either at home, at work, or at the public library.1 An abundance of data is now available on the Web on almost any topic.
This chapter focuses on some of the many available quality-content sources in a variety of areas, including but not limited to government, history, statistics, museums, science, medicine, health, and mathematics.
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