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News and views about the WebQuest model, a constructivist lesson format used widely around the world.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

WebQuests and Time

For the upcoming NECC conference, I'm going to be presenting an analysis of
what the time-consuming parts of developing a WebQuest are and what
shortcuts people have devised to speed things up. The session will take
place on Tuesday, June 28 at 11am in PACC114 and I hope to see some of you
there. It will also be webcast and archived in case you can't make it.
Here's the session description.

I've been grappling with ways to speed up the development process since the
beginning, ten long years ago. For the last six months I've been working on
a system that I think will make it much easier to create great WebQuests,
and I'll be unveiling it at NECC. I think you'll find it useful.

As part of that session, I'd like to validate my assumptions about where the
bottlenecks are in creating a WebQuest. I've put together a short survey
aimed at educators who have completed the development of a WebQuest. If
you're in that category, I hope you'll take a few minutes to fill it out.
I'll summarize the results in the presentation and make them available on
the NECC site after the session.

Please take a look at the survey and feel free to pass the URL on to others
you know who have created their own WebQuest. The survey can be found at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=289661155824

Thanks for your help and your ongoing enthusiasm!

2 Comments:

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Maggie (: said...

My graduate students are required to submit a WebQuest for the course. They often complain about the time it takes to develop their quests. Even with some very good examples, they report spending at least ten hours on the project.
It is reassuring to hear their positive comments after they use the quest with real students.

 
At 8:04 AM, Blogger Magic Mary said...

Where might I find the webquest of your presentation? That would be very helpful.
Thank you.
Mary Ann

 

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