This discussion activity will introduce you to skills you can use to verify the credibility of internet sources.
Directions for Initial Post:
1. Take five minutes to skim the below websites and decide which one you think is the most credible.
o Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (https://aapsonline.org/)
o American Medical Association (https://www.ama-assn.org/)
2. If you haven’t already, watch the four videos about online verification skills on the English 102 Library Guide.
3. Apply the fact-checking techniques that the videos describe to the websites you just reviewed (https://aapsonline.org/ and https://www.ama-assn.org/).
4. Write two or three paragraphs responding to the below questions:
o What parts of the websites did you initially look at in order to access their credibility? Based on what you saw, which website did you think was most credible?
o What did you learn about the websites when you applied the fact-checking techniques discussed in the videos? How, if at all, did this information change your perception of the websites and the organizations that created them? Explain.
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