Title

Who Is behind this? Preparing high school students to evaluate online content

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

Prior research suggests that high school students often struggle to evaluate online content; however, with support, they can learn to conduct more effective digital evaluations. This study extends our understanding of how students attend to the source of online information and the role instruction may play in changing students’ evaluation of online sources. Reporting on the pre- and posttest responses of high school students (N = 420) who participated in an in-school intervention, this study suggests that students made progress in learning to investigate the source of web content and reading laterally. Findings have implications for how educators and researchers support students’ development as critical Internet users.

DOI

10.1080/15391523.2020.1795956

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Education

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