The articles, “Research in the Real World” and Trust Online” discussed information about online learning. One article discussed its purpose of examining the improvement in nontraditional students’ information
literacy abilities using library instruction that employs Keller’s ARCS Model
of Motivational Design. And the other discussed how users assess the credibility of online information.
I think the term trustworthy is to be synonymous with creditable. When discussing the two articles a user would want to the peace of mind or reassurance the information presented is honest. As seekers of information we can search author’s credentials, institution publications, and dates in order to give us assures that information we’ve located is trustworthy. We search information about a person or institution all to persuade ourselves that we can believe what they say. After doing their due diligence I think what a user would ultimately decided as truth is what they want to believe. These two articles may seem trustworthy to some and not to others.
In order for me to deem a something authentic I would have to validate its information by accessing other sources of information. For instance, if I’m researching events that happened during the Cold War and came across information in an online article. I would then utilize books, documentaries, ect to compare with the information that has been stated in the article. Who is presenting the information is less important than what is being said.