Learning from WebQuests

Martonia Gaskill, Anastasia McNulty, David W. Brooks

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Science Education and Technology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

Keywords

  • Constructivist
  • Learning
  • Web-quest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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