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Using Webquests To Maximize Language Learning[1]

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Using Webquests To Maximize Language Learning[1]

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. OUTLINE <ul><li>CONCEPT </li></ul><ul><li>TYPES OF WEBQUESTS </li></ul><ul><li>CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD WEBQUEST </li></ul><ul><li>WEBQUESTS ELEMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>ADVANTAGES OF WEBQUESTS </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES </li></ul><ul><li>REFERENCES </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS A WEBQUEST? <ul><li>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 ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. TYPES OF WEBQUESTS <ul><li>Short Term WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>Longer Term WebQuest </li></ul>
  5. 5. A GOOD WEBQUEST MUST <ul><li>HAVE A “HOOK” </li></ul><ul><li>RELY ON MATERIAL THAT IS AGE AND ABILITY APPROPRIATE </li></ul><ul><li>CAN BE COLLABORATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>BE HIGHLY VISUAL </li></ul><ul><li>ARE EASY TO USE </li></ul><ul><li>LINKED TO THE REST OF YOUR IN-CLASS CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>SOME SORT OF BUILT-IN EVALUATION MECHANISM </li></ul>
  6. 6. WEBQUESTS ELEMENTS TASKS CONCLUSION EVALUATION PROCESS RESOURCES INTRODUCTION
  7. 7. <ul><li>A good webquest puts the power of the web behind your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests are a way to let students work at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>A webquest lets students explore selected areas in more depth </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests offer a dynamic approach to teaching the value of research </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests can also increase the &quot;comfort level&quot; of students </li></ul>ADVANTAGES OF WEBQUEST
  8. 8. REFERENCES <ul><li>Dodge, B. 1995a. “Some thoughts about WebQuests”. < http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/about_webquests.html >. [Consulta 05/06/2004]. </li></ul><ul><li>Dodge, B. 1995. “WebQuests: a technique for Internet-based learning”. Distance Educator, 1, 2: 10-13. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/webquest/quest-b.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Practice_of_Learning_Theories/Using_WebQuests_in_English_as_a_Second_Language_Contexts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aula21.net/index.htm </li></ul>

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