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This website provides you with training and help on a wide range of essential work and life skills. You can find help on using computers and Microsoft Office tools, email, the Internet and typing, to literacy and numeracy support.
The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to ask yourself about information you find online. It can help you sort the good from the bad.
The CRAAP test
This is a great way to critically assess the usefulness of a webpage.
You can also use it to assess other resources too, as even books and journal articles can date, have bias, use international terminology and so forth.
Some URL Hints
Sites that end in.edu,.ac.nz,.ac.edu.au, or .ac.ukare websites from educational organisations - like a university, or another tertiary institution. Wintec's website is wintec.ac.nz, for instance. In general, a university or tertiary website is going to be considered fairly reliable.
Sites that end in .comare usually websites for businesses - they're making money somehow. New Zealand websites often have the ending .co.nz, or Australian ones, .com.au. These are businesses too! Businesses exist to make money, so you need to be careful when using their websites. Check that the business is legitimate, and that the information you are seeing is accurate before you use it. Consider if they have a reason to give you information that only tells part of a story. Use The CRAAP test!
Sites that end in .net can be hard to figure out. Sometimes they are business or organisations, sometimes they're personal websites or something else. Look carefully to decide if they are legitimate and good quality, and use The CRAAP Test to determine if you should use it for an assignment.