What is a WebQuest?
Search for the word "WebQuest" in any search engine, and you soon discover thousands of online lessons created by teachers around the world.
What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented online tool for learning, says workshop expert Bernie Dodge
1. This means it is a classroom-based lesson in which most or all of the information that students explore and evaluate comes from the World Wide Web. Beyond that, WebQuests:
- can be as short as a single class period or as long as a month-long unit;
- usually (though not always) involve group work, with division of labor among students who take on specific roles or perspectives;
- are built around resources that are preselected by the teacher. Students spend their time USING information, not LOOKING for it.