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ERIC Number: EJ830926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
An Evaluation of the Webquest as a Computer-Based Learning Tool
Hassanien, Ahmed
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v11 n2 p235-250 Jul 2006
This paper explores the preparation and use of an internet activity for undergraduate learners in higher education (HE). It evaluates the effectiveness of using webquest as a computer-based learning (CBL) tool to support students to learn in HE. The evaluation undertaken offers insights into learner perceptions concerning the ease of use of the webquest, the success of the learning experience and the adequacy of the interaction and engagement afforded. Although displaying some significant strengths, the webquest design could be further enhanced to offer an additionally enriched learning environment. Importantly, the strengths and weaknesses identified by the learners serve to highlight issues which university teachers and others need to take into account in order to serve the needs of learners using such CBL tool. The findings reveal that students considered that the webquest significantly enhanced their learning. Promising directions for future development are also identified. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A