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Building Systems Technician: Find Internet Resources

Develop skills in many aspects of the trade, including electrical and control systems, installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of basic heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial application.

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Tips for Website Evaluation

CARS: A Method for Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Use these basic evaluation guidelines when evaluating information from the Web.

CREDIBILITY

  • Author's credentials
  • Evidence of Quality Control
  • Meta-Information

ACCURACY

  • Timeliness
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Audience & Purpose

REASONABLENESS

  • Fairness & Objectivity
  • Moderateness
  • Consistency

SUPPORT

  • Source Documentation
  • Corroboration

 Adapted with permission from: Harris, Robert. Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The 4 Rs of OER. By Nadia Mireles CC-BY-SA

OER – Educational resources (including textbooks) created with an open copyright license, as opposed to the traditional all-rights reserved model of copyright licensing. OER learning materials are free to copy, use, adapt and re-share. Look for the CC-BY- license reference.

This means you can revise and customize OERs to suit your classroom needs and outcomes.

More information, including suggestions about where to look for OERs, is available on the NSCC OER Guide.