This is the digital era and it cannot be doubted that all who are born in this era are digital natives. Students of today are absolutely natural users of the web. But with so many websites pouring out loads of content in a few seconds’ loading time in front of your face, how can a student know what is “trustable and quality content”?
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Because today’s educational and learning goals are tightly tied to technology and the use of internet, students learn to sift through and evaluate the kind of web content they meet up with, during their searches.
First and foremost, it all depends on the way they conduct their searches, be it on Google or on another search engine. Students need to understand the way a search engine works and what is the best way of getting desired results through the use of search engine. This includes the use of search parameters and Boolean operators. Experts say that the following attributes should be checked out for gauging the usefulness and reliability of web content: