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    • USING WEBQUESTS TO MAXIMIZE LANGUAGE LEARNING Jennifer Andrea Solano Jiménez Farith Amin Lasso Master degree in English Didactics Language Learning Resources Universidad Surcolombiana Universidad de Caldas June 2008
    • OUTLINE
      • CONCEPT
      • TYPES OF WEBQUESTS
      • WEBQUESTS ELEMENTS
      • CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD WEBQUEST
      • ADVANTAGES OF WEBQUESTS
      • EXAMPLES
      • REFERENCES
    • WHAT IS A WEBQUEST?
      • A WebQuest 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. ( Dodge, 1995 )
    • TYPES OF WEBQUESTS
      • Short Term WebQuests
      • Longer Term WebQuest
    • WEBQUESTS ELEMENTS TASKS CONCLUSION EVALUATION PROCESS RESOURCES I NTRODUCTION
    • A GOOD WEBQUEST MUST
      • HAVE A “HOOK”
      • RELY ON MATERIAL THAT IS AGE AND ABILITY APPROPRIATE
      • CAN BE COLLABORATIVE
      • BE HIGHLY VISUAL
      • ARE EASY TO USE
      • LINKED TO THE REST OF YOUR IN-CLASS CONTENT
      • SOME SORT OF BUILT-IN EVALUATION MECHANISM
      • A good webquest puts the power of the web behind your topic
      • Webquests are a way to let students work at their own pace
      • A webquest lets students explore selected areas in more depth
      • Webquests offer a dynamic approach to teaching the value of research
      • Webquests can also increase the "comfort level" of students
      ADVANTAGES OF WEBQUEST
    • REFERENCES
      • Dodge, B. 1995a. “Some thoughts about WebQuests”. < http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/about_webquests.html >. [Consulta 05/06/2004].
      • Dodge, B. 1995. “WebQuests: a technique for Internet-based learning”. Distance Educator, 1, 2: 10-13.
      • http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/webquest/quest-b.shtml
      • http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Practice_of_Learning_Theories/Using_WebQuests_in_English_as_a_Second_Language_Contexts
      • http://www.aula21.net/index.htm
    • THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!