The Effects of WebQuests in the Social Studies Classroom: A Review of Research
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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WebQuests are a promising and popular approach to tapping the potential of the Internet in teaching social studies. Structured as Web-based, group-inquiry projects, WebQuests are designed to promote students' in-depth understanding and critical thinking. The literature on WebQuests, characterized by theoretical rationale, online resources, descriptive reports, research reports, suggests that this type of project may represent an effective instructional tool for pre-service social studies teachers to learn to develop and employ. However, there are few experimental studies investigating the effects of WebQuests on student achievement. Controlled studies and action research examining the effects of WebQuests on student learning in social studies are needed to explore the transformative potential of this new educational resource.
McGlinn, M. & McGlinn, J. (2004). The Effects of WebQuests in the Social Studies Classroom: A Review of Research. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 4833-4839). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 12, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/14630.
- Using Roundhouse Diagrams in the Digital Age
- Using a Free and Simple Web-Based Service to Encourage the Use of WebQuests in Teacher Education
- WebQuest Design and Application Strategies
- Motivational Aspects of WebQuest Design
- Student Teachers’ Beliefs to Teaching with WebQuests in the Classroom
- WebQuests: A Tool for Developing Teachers' Web Design and Evaluation Skills
- The Delphi Technique as an Evaluation Tool: An Example of Developing an E-Learning Curriculum using the ADDIE Model
- What Students Think About Using WebQuests in the English Classroom
- Students' Perceptions ofEnglish Learning through EFL WebQuest
- Adventures in WebQuests! Pre-Service Teachers Participate in a WebQuest to Create their Own
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