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3 Pitfalls

Whereas the challenge with a printed handout is to get students to follow up all the recommended reading, a Web page is always a few clicks away from materials over which the author has no direct control. The challenge instead is to have students focus on the most relevant and respectable sources. Another difference is that the visual appearance of a Web page is not under the control of the author but depends on what is used to read it, which might be a computer-room PC, a wide-screen laptop or a mobile phone.

In this section, we consider some consequences of these differences for teaching practice, in particular the proper use and maintenance of external links, catering for disabled users, using others' intellectual property and discouraging student plagiarism.

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3.1 Linking to external sites