Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility

Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility

Moe Folk (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Shawn Apostel (Bellarmine University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 400
ISBN13: 9781522510727|ISBN10: 1522510729|EISBN13: 9781522510734|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1072-7


With the wealth of information that you can find on the internet today, it is easy to find answers and details quickly by entering a simple query into a search engine. While this easy access to information is convenient, it is often difficult to separate fallacy from reality when dealing with digital sources.

Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility features strategies and insight on how to determine the reliability of internet sources. Highlighting case studies and best practices on establishing protocols when utilizing digital sources for research, this publication is a critical reference source for academics, students, information literacy specialists, journalists, researchers, web designers, and writing instructors.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Health
  • Interactive Websites
  • Memetic Agents
  • Online Dating
  • Online Debates
  • Surveillance and Privacy
  • Third-Party Review Sites

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Moe Folk is an Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He teaches digital rhetoric and writing, technical communication, social media analytics, and multimodal composition. His research interests include teaching writing with technology, multimodal style, digital ethos, technological professional development, and visual rhetoric. His most recent works have appeared in Mobile Technologies for the Writing Classroom (NCTE), Computers and Composition Online, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and IGI Global.
Dr. Shawn Apostel is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Instructional Technology Specialist at Bellarmine University where he provides support to faculty and IT to facilitate online and classroom instruction that incorporates technology and teaches multimedia communication, data visualization, and technical communication. His research interests include teaching with technology, digital ethos, e-waste reduction, learning space design, technical and visual communication. His work is published by IGI Global, CCDigital Press, Lexington Books, New Forums Press, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and Computers and Composition Online.