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A Taxonomy of WebQuest Tasks

A Taxonomy of WebQuest Tasks
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Authentic Tasks Authentic Tasks Characteristics of Authentic Tasks Types of Authentic Tasks Authentic Task: An assignment given to students designed to assess their ability to apply standard-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges In other words, a task we ask students to perform is considered authentic when 1) students are asked to construct their own responses rather than select from ones presented and 2) the task replicates challenges faced in the real world. (Of course, other definitions abound.) If I were teaching you how to play golf, I would not determine whether you had met my standards by giving you a multiple-choice test. However, these tasks are not just assessments. Another way that authentic assessment is commonly distinguished from traditional assessment is in terms of their defining attributes. Traditional ------------------------------------------- Authentic Selecting a Response ----------------------------------- Performing a Task Also, see

Creating a WebQuest | It's Easier Than You Think Always wanted to make a WebQuest but not sure where to start? Education World has all the answers and can make the process easy for you. WebQuests are probably the most talked-about and widely used Web-based activities in today's classrooms. "I hear and I forget. "A WebQuest," according to Bernie Dodge, the originator of the WebQuest concept, "is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. Education World asked two educators who have created their own WebQuests to share with us the benefits they bring to their classroom. WebQuests, which use the constructivist approach to learning, are a super learning tool, said Kenton Letkeman, creator of a number of excellent WebQuests. "With many research projects," Letkeman told Education World, "students feel that they are sucking up information and regurgitating it onto paper for no other reason than to get a good grade. Mim Faro, a gifted and talented enrichment teacher at Mt.

WebQuests for Reflection and Conceptual Change: Variations on a Popular Model for Guided Inquiry WebQuests for Reflection and Conceptual Change: Variations on a Popular Model for Guided Inquiry David L. Young Brent G. Information and Learning Technologies Program University of Colorado at Denver United States Presented at the Ed-Media Conference, :Denver CO, June 2002, and published in the Ed-Media annual proceedings. Abstract: WebQuests have become a popular form of guided inquiry using Web resources. WebQuests have become a popular form of guided inquiry using Web resources. Dr. The WebQuest Model: Evolving Over Time There is no strict format for WebQuest design, and this flexible structure is one of its most appealing attributes (Dodge, 1995). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A number of sites serve as portals or clearinghouses for WebQuests, allowing teachers to search for resources in their areas, including: Blue Web'n ( The Matrix of Examples ( and 1. 2. Ogle, D.

Solar System Webquest Introduction: You have been selected to help design a vacation package to one of the planets in Earth's solar system. You and your team will create a company that will put together a vacation package that can safely deliver your clients to your vacation destination. Your team consists of a rocket specialist, spacesuit designer, travel agent and astronomer. Task: Your company's goals include the following: Research the planet, identify the challenges it presents to living things, and create solutions to overcome the challenges. Process: Group Work 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Breakout Sessions 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Resources Sites for General Solar System Information Sites for Astronomers Sites for Travel Agents Sites for Rocket Scientists Sites for Space Suit Designers Evaluation: Rubric for Student Assessment Conclusion: Congratulations, your company is now in business! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Extensions: 1. 2. Teacher Notes: Grade Level: 5th - 8th Grade Students will be able to: Suggestions: Credits:

A conversation on Tapped In, April 23, 2008 Bernie Dodge, PhD, Department of Educational Technology, San Diego State University BJB2: Please tell the group where you are located and what experience you've had with webquests ElizabethC: I'm in CT. RitaZ: Im Rita Zeinstejer, a proud Webhead..., an EFL teacher and Multimedia Coordinator in Rosario, Argentina. VanessaGst6: Hello, I'm in Colorado, I'm an SDSU alum (hi Bernie) BernieD: I'm Bernie Dodge in San Diego and I've had some exposure to WebQuests BJB2 winks at Bernie JenniferO: Virginia and I have very little experience with webquests but very interested! VanessaGst6: and have some exposure to Webquests :) AnaliaD: hi, I'm in argentina, working with Rita on a MM project RitaZ: I am organizing the MM area in my place and including your successful venture, Bernie ;-) ColetteC: I am from Oregon and have used webquests in classroom but not for awhile FernandaR: Fernanda in Portugal, I have created some webquests and still very interested AnaliaD o))

Framework - Authentic Task Design 10 design elements are suggested for the design of authentic tasks in web-based learning environments: Authentic tasks have real-world relevance Activities match as nearly as possible the real-world tasks of professionals in practice rather than decontextualised or classroom-based tasks. Authentic tasks are ill-defined, requiring students to define the tasks and sub-tasks needed to complete the activity Problems inherent in the tasks are ill-defined and open to multiple interpretations rather than easily solved by the application of existing algorithms. Learners must identify their own unique tasks and sub-tasks in order to complete the major task. Authentic tasks comprise complex tasks to be investigated by students over a sustained period of time Tasks are completed in days, weeks and months rather than minutes or hours, requiring significant investment of time and intellectual resources. Zunal WebQuest Maker Web Quest Maker Language Arts Worksheet Makers - Worksheets In Seconds - Over 30 Types Of Sheets View Generators Instant Puzzles Makers In Seconds! - Create 100s of Puzzles and Worksheets - Endless Printables View Makers Web Quest Maker A Web Quest is a method used to engage students in inquiry based learning. Fill in the sections below with required information for each step. Tips for Online Forum Discussion Summaries Photo by Flnz Ask an online tutor what they like most about their job, and be prepared for a lengthy answer. They will probably wax lyrical about things like having contact with people from all over the world. The chance to share and learn alongside a great range of individuals. The cut and thrust of considered online debate with interesting and informed peers. The level of support that an online group can generate for each other. Ask your online tutor what they like least about the job, and you invariably get the same two-word answer: forum summaries! We all know that providing summaries of often complex and lengthy forum discussions on an online academic course is a Good Thing. a forum summary does just that — it summarises. Of course the downside of forum summaries is that they can be very time consuming to produce. Here are a few tips to help you with forum summaries: Tip 1: Do it! Make sure you summarise all discussions. Tip 2: Use students’ names Tip 3: Don’t use students’ names

WebQuest.Org: Home Six favourite teaching online activities A guest post from Lindsay Clandfield. Lindsay is a well-known ELT author, teacher and teacher trainer, and a person who never seems to run out of original and inspiring ideas! I’ve been lucky enough to work with him on a variety of projects over the years. He was one the first online moderators on our The Consultants-E online courses, and set the standards very high indeed. Photo by Flnz To celebrate the launch of our new book, Teaching Online (published by Delta Publishing), Nicky and I decided to invite each other for a guest post on our respective blogs. The following then, are my favourite six activities that I use regularly when teaching online courses. 1 My window, my world This is a getting-to-know-you activity. It’s a great way to get a window into what the other people on your course are like. *if you are using a VLE (virtual learning environment) then you will be able to set up different discussion forums for activities) 2 Five clicks away 3 Follow that story! 4 What’s my line?

WebQuest Repository About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests Resources / WebQuests / Repository WebQuests Repository About this repository This is a growing selection of WebQuests created by participants on our courses. Note: The following Creative Commons license applies to all these WebQuests: ELT materials by As per author is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Share this See also © The Consultants-E Ltd., 2003 - 2014 Sitefinity ASP.NET CMS