ERIC Number: ED474439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-13
The WebQuest as a Means of Enhancing Computer Efficacy.
King, Kenneth P.
This study examined the efficacy and outcomes expectancy of elementary preservice teachers related to using a WebQuest strategy to develop inquiry skills among elementary students. The findings of this study show that students in the experimental section of a group of preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a science methods course demonstrated a decrease in outcomes expectancy as measured on the MUTEBI instrument as compared to preservice teachers in a control group. Given that the preservice elementary education majors were in an experimental group that included actual classroom instruction with technology, concern arises with respect to having a nominally useful activity work against infusion of technology in the science classroom. Discussion from the author interprets the findings and offers thoughts for applying this in future teaching and clinical settings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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