This e-learning activity is related directly to the introductory e-learning activity included in the 7 things to do before you begin studying in which you would have selected a journal article from the Directory of Open Access Journals and added it to the Course Resource Bank . As you are aware, there is a great deal of information available on the Internet. Some of it is very credible and useful. However, there is also a lot of misinformation and poorly researched information on-line. This e- learning activity will introduce you to the Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support (CARS) check list for on-line source evaluation, which is an appropriate means of assessing the quality of the information that you locate via your on-line searches.
Sourcing Credible Information Online: Using the CARS Checklist
Approximately 60 - 90 minutes
Stimulus 1: The CARS check list
This e-learning activity provides an opportunity for you to apply the Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support (CARS) check list to information that you have located online.
1. Apply the CARS checklist to the journal article that you added to the Course Resource Bank as part of the introductory e-learning activity during the preparatory phase for OER1001.1.
2. Prepare a brief comment on the extent to which your first selected article meets the CARS criteria and add this to your e-portfolio.
3. From the DOAJ, select another journal article relevant to your personal interest in the Asia - Pacific region.
4. Apply the CARS check list to your selected journal article
5. Prepare a summary (single paragraph) of the key issues covered in the article, including a brief comment on the extent to which the article meets the CARS criteria .
Learning outcome actions
• Select the Course Resource Bank [Log on to “WikiEducator” (?)] click on “Add an entry to the Resource Bank”, insert details and then click “Submit”.