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What is a WebQuest?
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995. WebQuests are designed to focus on using information rather than looking for it and summarizing it.
“The main critical attribute of a WebQuest is to facilitate the transformation of information into newly constructed, assimilated understandings.”
WebQuests can be used in the English classroom to promote collaborative learning through a guided exploration of internet resources. WebQuests allow students to construct individual and community knowledge, as opposed to listening to a classroom lecture! This is a great resource for teachers who want to incorporate more student- centered learning activities into their classrooms.