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"A WebQuest, is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than on looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation."

Bernie Dodge: originator with Tom March of the Webquest concept in 1995

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech011.shtml



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Constructivist approach
Scaffolds children’s learning
Can be independent or collaborative
Multiple intelligences
Easily cater for different intelligences
Thinkers keys
A variety of keys can be used in the Process
Blooms New Taxonomy
Can be designed using Taxonomy format

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Encourages exploration
Supports decision making guided by facts
Creative thinking
Problem solving
Can be short term for knowledge acquisition2 to 3 days
Can be long term for analysing and transforming knowledge one week to four weeks
Can be used in every curriculum area
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Have guidance for the student
Allow for a creative end result
Are open for flexibility
Provides websites that answer questionsAll links work
Have the teacher as the facilitator not the source of knowledge