Louis Perrochon. Department of Computer Science,
IEEE Communications Magazine. Vol. 35, No. 6, June 1997.
Keywords: Internet training, Information Retrieval,
Evaluation of Resources.
Do you know the difference between Yahoo and Alta Vista?
Do all your friends and students know? If no, this tutorial
is for you. It explains some basic concepts understanding
of which makes life on the Internet much easier. Now, that
the In ternet is moving to the general knowledge of everybody
and is taught in schools, we need to find some general, underlying
ideas of how to deal with it. Wiring s chools as it is happening
now throughout the US and other countries is not enoug h.
Teachers and students must be trained. This tutorial covers
two small but imp ortant aspects of that training. A first
part considers searching on the Interne t, a second part deals
with quality and authority of information found on the In
ternet. It is a common mistake, that high technology guarantees
high quality. Ju st because something is on the Web, it does
not necessary has to be true.
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