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Global Education: Online Resources

Evaluating Information

These tips will help you evaluate the quality, accuracy and reliability of information you find on the Web.

Authority

  • Who wrote the page - where is the information coming from?
  • Is the author qualified to speak on the topic?
  • Is the site reputable?

Accuracy

  • Is the information Correct?
  • Can you verify the information from another source?
  • Are there references available to back up the author's claims?

Objectivity

  • Is the purpose of the website to inform you?
  • Is it promoting or selling something?
  • Is it biased?

Currency

  • When was the site last updated?
  • How current are the links – have some expired or moved?

‚ÄčCoverage

  • What topics are covered on the site?
  • Is the information on the site well presented?
  • Is special software required to view the page or is it fee based?

Useful Websites

80:20 Educating & Acting for a Better World

An Irish-based charity promoting popular education on human development and human rights.

DevelopmentEducation.ie

An online resource focused on the unequal and unjust shape of the world today. Features stories of change, materials and guides for educators, images, infographics and background information on various issues.

Dóchas 

The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations

GENE 

GENE (Global Education Network Europe) is the European network of Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies responsible for support, funding and policy-making in the field of Global Education. It publishes national reports on the state of global education and development.

Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland's official international development aid programme. 

UNESCO Digital Library

Provides access to publications, documents and other materials produced by UNESCO or pertaining to UNESCO's fields of competence.

Youth Development Education Programme

The National Youth Development Education Programme "Youth 2030" is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland and Irish Aid. The website features publications on development education, information on One World Week and an interactive map of development education in youth work in Ireland.

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