Filtering Wikipedia Content

Why does netTrekker include Wikipedia sites? Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written by its users in over 200 languages worldwide. Contributors collaboratively add and edit Wikipedia content for free and open use by the global community. netTrekker values Wikipedia sites for their breadth of coverage, ad-free content, multiple language inclusion, and […]

Ads

As a regular user of netTrekker, you have probably become accustomed to quick and efficient web surfing. You know that you can get the reliable information you’re looking for quickly. But every once in awhile, when you go to a site from a Search Result, you encounter ads; ads in […]

Content Criteria

All digital content accessed by netTrekker have been evaluated by the Content Team educators/evaluators for academic integrity and age appropriateness. Authority/Credibility Authority or credibility refers to the source of the site and whether that source has integrity, objectivity, and academic rigor. The educators/evaluators use the following basic guidelines for judging […]

Report a Problem

Because the Internet is a dynamic environment, sites that are live one day may be dead the next. netTrekker has a process that uses both automation and human review to check for dead or inappropriate sites, which are then deleted or corrected. In addition, netTrekker provides a tool through which users can report problems […]

Learning Resource Types

A Learning Resource Type (LRT) attempts to describe the primary intent of a piece of educational content, realizing it can be referred to as many things. Because educational content often carries an abundance of characteristics, users can be left confused as to how to locate a particular type of resource […]

What are OERs?

Open educational resources (OER) are typically resources for teaching or learning that are either openly available on the web or are available under a license that allows them to be used, changed, or shared with others without any associated fees. The term OER may refer to anything from a video […]

How Do I Suggest Resources to the Content Team?

New web resources are created every minute, as you know. We value your assistance in maintaining the most current database of educational web resources. To send us your new web resource suggestion, click the Contact Us link, which appears in the footer of every page in netTrekker. Use the Email Us option to send […]

What is a Resource?

The Learning Resources Content Collection is composed of over 360,000 digital learning resources. These resources include videos, images, learning games, timelines, standards documents, and so much more. netTrekker offers access to the Content Collection providing multiple ways to find exactly what you’re looking for. The major ways are Search, Browse, Tools, and […]