Searching the Web through WebQuests
Taralynn Hartsell, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
WebQuests have increased in educational popularity by helping students perform inquiry-based and/or cooperative learning that is planned and organized. The need for students to cipher through numerous Web sites to determine applicability and authenticity is unnecessary because the research has already been performed and validated by the teacher in WebQuests. This presentation explains the role that WebQuests play in structuring curriculum content by giving students an authentic investigatory experience. The principles and components of WebQuests are described first to provide a foundation for their applications in instruction. Applications and methods of integration are also addressed to offer educators ideas on integrating WebQuests into the curriculum. Finally, samples of student-produced WebQuests will be shown to illustrate the structure of WebQuests and what can be learned through the WebQuest development and evaluation processes.
Hartsell, T. (2007). Searching the Web through WebQuests. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1993-1996). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).