Title

Advantages and disadvantages of classroom instruction with WebQuests: Connecting literacy and technology.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Cynthia B. Leung

Zafer Unal

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

ISSN

0886-5701

Abstract

In this study 596 users of the website ZUNAL WebQuest Maker participated in an online survey conducted to identify users’ conceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of teaching with WebQuests, an inquiry-based instructional strategy involving Internet research. Findings from the study support previous research on the advantages of using WebQuests for instruction, including consensus that WebQuests are fun and motivating for students, promote computer literacy and development of critical thinking skills, and accommodate diverse learning needs. Literacy teacher educators can create WebQuests to model this instructional practice with preservice and inservice teachers.

Comments

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Language

en_US

Publisher

Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.