2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Workshop: Creating A WebQuest

Nybo, Valorie         (828) 227-3548
      Assistant Professor of Health Education
      Health and Human Performance
      Western Carolina University
First co-presenter: Randleman, Debra    
Organization: Western Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Web assignments can be very attractive to students, but can also be more time consuming than they may be worth. For students whose skills at surfing the Web are minimal, Web assignments can be very frustrating and/or counter-productive. While the Worldwide Web provides vast information sources for virtually all subjects, it also provides a great deal of misinformation. In a WebQuest the teacher identifies websites appropriate for the assignment, states an objective, defines tasks to be completed, and develops an evaluation rubric for students. The WebQuest is a method of independent, guided study encouraging student use of the Web and maximizing student learning while using perhaps the best and worst information source ever made available to humankind the World Wide Web. The presentation will include a description of the components of a WebQuest, Web resources to help in development and sample WebQuests designed by students for students. Bring your topic, objective, tasks you would want students to complete during their WebQuest,your favorite URLs for that topic and you will go home with a WebQuest of your own. A basic knowledge of PowerPoint will be an asset in this workshop.

Related materials:
WebQuest Template

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Session type:
Hands-on workshop (3 hours)

Time slots:
WS - Sa 9:00 - noon


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