Integrating Technology into Preservice Education through WebQuest Development
Nancy Wentworth, Aaron Popham, Brigham Young University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper will report on research conducted on the value of WebQuest development in a teacher education program. A workshop was held in which participants experienced a WebQuest as a student, created a WebQuest as a teacher, and incorporated a WebQuest into a course as a teacher educator. Participants included teacher educators, district technology and curriculum specialists, and K-12 teachers with basic computer skills. They explored the components of a good WebQuest, completed a WebQuest including creating a final project, created a WebQuest focusing on K-12 curriculum, and explored ways of incorporating WebQuest into the teacher education program. Products included K-12 and teacher education WebQuests which were evaluated using the ISTE standards for teachers or students. The results of the evaluations will be presented along with comments from participants about the implementation of the WebQuests in their courses.
Wentworth, N. & Popham, A. (2003). Integrating Technology into Preservice Education through WebQuest Development. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2108-2111). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).