Introduction to website evaluation issues
Introduction to website evaluation principles
Practical evaluation skills
Social and Ethical implications
Internet use, misuse, censorship and veracity of information
power of search systems on massive databases
content and control of information on the world wide web & other databases
Algorithms and Programming
copyright and intellectual property
distribution of software, freeware, shareware and licences
Web Site Evaluation requires an understanding of the criteria applicable to design in this medium. I have developed a slide show for teachers to use when discussing these criteria.
Resource: Power Point Slide Show
It is important that students are able to have experience in evaluating for themselves. A conventional method is to visit and analyse web sites. This is useful and I have included a proforma to assist this.
Resource: Web Evaluation Proforma
There are other methods that are equally if not more effective, which revolve around learning and then developing good design. Ideally students should 'create to properly appreciate'. How much detail you might want to go into here, depends on you. If you are expecting a more extensive period may be available, you can link to a number of pages covering topics related to multimedia (including web site) design.
If your time is more restricted then use the power point slide show as a medium for delivering information and stimulating classroom discussion, and follow it up with actual site analysis by using the proforma.
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