WebQuest --Definition



A Web Quest is "an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet, optionally supplemented with videoconferencing" (Bernie Dodge, the originator of WebQuests)--see his definition and description at http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html


WebQuests are based on constructivist learning theory (http://www.uib.no/People/sinia/CSCL/web_struktur-836.htm) and have been a part of project-based learning and teaching (http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/PBLGuide/WhyPBL.html) in mainstream education for some time, but they also have a multitude of applications in ESL/EFL, both in ESL/EFL classes that are focused on content/or theme-based learning and in teacher training

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