ERIC Number: EJ773808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
WebQuests: Are They Developmentally Appropriate?
Maddux, Cleborne D.; Cummings, Rhoda
Educational Forum, The, v71 n2 p117-127 Win 2007
A topic that currently is receiving a great deal of attention by educators is the nature and use of WebQuests--computer-based activities that guide student learning through use of the World Wide Web (Sharp 2004). Despite their popularity, questions remain about the effectiveness with which WebQuests are being used with students. This article describes Web-Quests and their use in the public schools, identifies cautions and concerns about the developmental appropriateness of WebQuests, and describes their potentially effective uses.
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Public Schools, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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