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

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The Impact of a WebQuest on a Humanities Class

McGlinn, Jeanne         (828) 251-6963
      Associate Professor
      UNC Asheville
First co-presenter: McGlinn, James    
Organization: UNC Asheville

Abstract (up to 200 words):
In this session, we will discuss the use of a WebQuest in a Humanities class. In an effort to increase student motivation and performance on a research project in a college-level humanities class, students were given a choice of three assignments. They could choose either a WebQuest on the Holocaust, a creative narrative modeled on the novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, or a traditional research paper. We compared the quality of student work on the different assignments and surveyed student attitudes about their work. We will discuss our findings in the context of research on intrinsic motivation.

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Session type:
Poster session (all day, 45 minutes interactive)

Time slots:
P2 - Fr 2:45 - 3:30


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