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Learning from WebQuests

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Journal of Science Education and Technology Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 1059-0145


WebQuests are activities in which students use Web resources to learn about school topics. WebQuests are advocated as constructivist activities and ones generally well regarded by students. Two experiments were conducted in school settings to compare learning using WebQuests versus conventional instruction. Students and teachers both enjoyed WebQuest instruction and spoke highly of it. In one experiment, however, conventional instruction led to significantly greater student learning. In the other, there were no significant differences in the learning outcomes between conventional versus WebQuest-based instruction.


Gaskill, M., McNulty, A. & Brooks, D.W. (2006). Learning from WebQuests. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 15(2), 133-136. Retrieved May 25, 2022 from .

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