WJEC GCSE Digital Technology - Topic 3 Fill in the blanks

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Fact is scientifically proven information, while ______ may not be completely true.

judgement

Using someone else’s work and claiming it’s your own is known as ______.

plagiarism

To ensure information is an accurate representation of what happened, it needs to be ______.

correct

To ensure information is reliable, it needs to come from a ______ source.

reliable

Supporting information from a reliable source is known as ______.

accreditation

Checking multiple sources is a solution to ______ information.

verify

Using well-known and trusted websites such as BBC News, UK Government or WJEC websites is a solution to ______ information.

verify

User-generated sources such as Wikipedia may not always be ______, unbiased, or up-to-date.

accurate

Anyone can contribute to Wikipedia, which means that articles are constantly being ______ and improved.

updated

Some individuals may maliciously alter content or add false information on ______.

Wikipedia

Sophy may be concerned about the product's reliability if there are a lot of ______ reviews and the positive reviews lack detail.

negative

Two solutions to give Sophy more confidence in her online research into the product include checking ______ sources and looking for reviews with more ______.

multiple, detail

Study Notes

Evaluating Information

  • Fact is scientifically proven information, while opinion may not be completely true.

Academic Integrity

  • Using someone else’s work and claiming it’s your own is known as plagiarism.

Ensuring Information Accuracy

  • To ensure information is an accurate representation of what happened, it needs to be verified.

Ensuring Information Reliability

  • To ensure information is reliable, it needs to come from a credible source.
  • Supporting information from a reliable source is known as evidence.

Dealing with Unreliable Information

  • Checking multiple sources is a solution to unreliable information.
  • Using well-known and trusted websites such as BBC News, UK Government or WJEC websites is a solution to unreliable information.

User-Generated Sources

  • User-generated sources such as Wikipedia may not always be reliable, unbiased, or up-to-date.
  • Anyone can contribute to Wikipedia, which means that articles are constantly being updated and improved.
  • Some individuals may maliciously alter content or add false information on Wikipedia.

Evaluating Online Research

  • Sophy may be concerned about the product's reliability if there are a lot of fake reviews and the positive reviews lack detail.
  • Two solutions to give Sophy more confidence in her online research into the product include checking credible sources and looking for reviews with more detail.

Test your knowledge on the reliability of online sources with this WJEC GCSE Digital Technology quiz. Learn the definitions of fact, judgement, biased, and plagiarism and how they relate to online information. Sharpen your critical thinking skills and become a more discerning consumer of online content. Get ready to ace that exam!

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