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Doctor of Education

Female |CHENNAI, India

WebQuests: Engage Students in Authentic Project-based Learning

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About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

The teacher's role is to allow learning in and out of the classroom. One way to do that is through technology and the WebQuest. In this class, participants will learn about the WebQuest and how they can use it for blended learning and the flipped class (see Engaging Students in Authentic Learning via WebQuests for further information).

“A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995 with early input from SDSU/Pacific Bell Fellow Tom March” (WebQuest resources). The WebQuest offers teachers a systematic way to engage students in project-based learning through a controlled use of the Internet. Teachers and parents involved in homeschooling can learn how to create their own WebQuests and engage students on a course on WizIQ.

Parts of a WebQuest
A WebQuest is divided into 6 major parts (learn about each part):

  • Introduction
  • Task
  • Process
  • Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusion

Each part of the WebQuest has a specific role that helps students focus and learn because today’s students need constant challenges in order to focus. WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage students in learning. Students can participate in experiential (hands on) learning activities that promote social skills via teamwork, higher order critical thinking skills via inquiry and problem-based learning, and technological skills via the Internet and Microsoft applications. The WebQuest motivates students to become independent lifelong learners.

About the Host



Doctor of Education

Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian English teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, and e-learning specialist. Nellie is faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Atlantic University where she teaches leadership in the MA transpersonal studies.

Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation research (available on Amazon and ProQuest) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Nellie provides teacher training on how to use Moodle and WizIQ. She is also an academic writing coach and a mentor to teachers around the globe.

Dr. Deutsch has written chapters on the use of technology and research (Sage) in textbooks and peer reviews articles and books. Nellie is on the AACE EdMedia executive and program committee, IATEFL YLTSIG committee, and on TESOL HEIS committee.

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