WebLitLegit is an interactive toolkit that empowers older adults to discern health information “Truth versus Trash” on the Internet. During the workshop, older adults will learn how to recognize science-based information from opinion, identify credible sources, question why the information is being presented and analyze if it sounds too good to be true.
The interactive workshop is easy to use in a variety of adult-friendly settings to improve e-health literacy enabling them to identify credible health information and make informed decisions about their health.
What's The Purpose?
WebLitLegit's goal is to improve older adults e-health literacy thus, ability to locate and use credible health information on the Internet. Health care providers adopting the toolkit will empower older adults to locate online health information, critically appraise the quality of the material, and apply the information to make informed decisions about their health.
Who Can Use the Toolkit?
WebLitLegit can be implemented in a wide range of older adult settings and a range of diverse educators such as librarians, secondary school teachers (health, science, etc.), nurses, museum educators, and community volunteers.
Why Older Adults?
Many older adults use the internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because many people have limited online health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to filter and distinguish reliable from unreliable health information on the internet.
Here's what older adults are saying about their use of online health information.
Below are the downloadable resources for your WebLitLegit workshop!