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Bernie Dodge of San Diego State University developed the idea of WebQuests to teach students how to effectively use the Internet for research. Webquests are inquiry based lessons in which all or part of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. A short-term WebQuest is designed to be completed in a few class periods. At the end of a WebQuest, a learner will have grappled with a significant amount of new information and made sense of it. Check out the link to WebQuest collections at These are lists of WebQuests created in various settings, mostly University courses and workshops.

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Alicia Merino Gamboa
Alicia Merino Gamboa (Teacher (K-12))
2 years ago
Actually im using Webquest because this form my students can to learn better and more fast. I recommend it.
Laura Dohner
Laura Dohner (Faculty)
3 years ago
This looks as if it was once the "go to" place to start--and although it was apparent that the page had not been recently updated, I explored it with the expectation that some of the links would be current. Unfortunately, the ones I clicked on were either several years outdated or no longer available. I suppose this is the nature of online pages. Perhaps I would have had lower expectations had the site not opened with the statement, "You've arrived at the most complete and current source of information about the WebQuest Model."
Ruth Beck
Ruth Beck (Consultant)
4 years ago
This information easy to use and easy to understand, thanks))
Fabian Viñansaca
Fabian Viñansaca (Teacher (K-12))
7 years ago
Es muy interesante el uso de WebQuest, se podria decir que nos facilita de alguna manera llevar la clase y esta informacion nos queda almacenada para volverle a utilizar como tambien lo podemos actualizar
Luis Felipe Cadavid Chica
Luis Felipe Cadavid Chica (Teacher (K-12))
6 years ago

Esta pagina esta genial, se Complementa con mi Proyecto Creado en el LMS CANVAS que busca A traves de Estrategias de gamificación formar en investigación.

Chris Sorensen
Chris Sorensen (Faculty)
7 years ago

I think this a good resource that provides an introduction to creating a WebQuest.  I've found that some individuals will design a "WebQuest" when what they have really put together is just a "Web Search".

Used in course? Yes
Danea Farley
Danea Farley (Faculty)
8 years ago

I use this site in one of my courses in which students actually write and then present a WebQuest.  The model has been around for quitre a while, but the new technology tools, ever-changing online resources, and the opportunity to include the 'creativity' level of the 21st century Bloom's Taxonomy makes this old topic new again.

Concern: Occasionally the matrix returns items that are only tangentially related to the search terms.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes (since I have used it many times)
Tina Pitt
Tina Pitt (Faculty)
9 years ago
Excellent resource for those educators interested in incorporating WebQuests into their curriculum. I agree that after practicing a WebQuest, that students be set free to discover their own sites and provide justification as to why that website they've chosen provides valid information. I can see WebQuests used as the beginning of a how to research online question in any topic.
Leslie Kennedy
Leslie Kennedy (Administrator)
9 years ago
WebQuests are a great K-12 language instruction tool. Teachers new to incorporating technology into instruction like this activity very much.
Used in course? Yes
Front Range Community College
Front Range Community College (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
9 years ago
While there is a lot to be said about WebQuests, there is a fundamental flaw in their typical design. Fix this, and the value improves greatly. The flaw is that students are usually given pre-selected sites by the instructor. Students cannot learn to search, evaluate and utilize web-based information if they are simply directed to instructor-vetted sites. Doing so is cognitively no different than giving students a textbook and saying find some information. Information literacy is a critical skill for 21st century students (and adults) and it is developed, in part, through repeated interactions with all types of web-based materials coupled with the need to critically evaluate and utilize quality sources. Remove the evaluation piece and the typical WebQuest becomes little more than a digitized version of a traditional "get and spit" exercise. They can be so much more. The site is woefully out of date. I would really like to see Dodge update both the concept and the site.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Extensive
David Wicks
David Wicks (Faculty)
11 years ago

Bernie Dodge first introduced us to WebQuests in 1995 and they are still a relevant technology integration strategy today. Teachers in one-to-one environments can assign inquiry-based activities that can be completed in a timely manner. The five sections of a WebQuest (Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion) are easy to understand and can promote higher level thinking. Teachers can search for more information on WebQuests.

Technical Remarks:

WebQuests require Internet access and a current browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 60 minutes
Teresita Hunt
Teresita Hunt (Faculty)
11 years ago

WebQuests are a great way to enhance student learning, especially since students are  so technologically savvy.

Technical Remarks:

The links are absolutely wonderful and colorful. The materials are so easy to use, especially for novices.

Time spent reviewing site: 20
Carol Edwards
Carol Edwards (Faculty)
11 years ago

This is a good site for learners and teachers who would like to utilize the Web as a tool for teaching and learning. The information about the WebQuest is easy to understand and follow.

Technical Remarks:

Some of the links were broken

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes
Leah Bergman
Leah Bergman (Staff)
11 years ago

A very creative way to engage your students.  Great ideas to share.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to understand instructions for the beginner making a webquest.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
norbert boruett
norbert boruett (Health Care Professional)
12 years ago
Good material to guide learner on inquiry based learning. Found to be useful with my teacher trainees

Technical Remarks:

basic ICT skills assumed
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 15
Pat Donohue Ph.D.
Pat Donohue Ph.D. (Researcher)
13 years ago
The Web Quest is a wonderful tool for engaging students in any subject. I have used it in science and in history courses in the past. Currently, I am investigating it's use for enlivening students' career development. It works most effectively when students create the web quests for others. The challenge is how to bring this traditional web method into Web 2.0 tools! Of course, students will have the answers here too.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 2 hours
norbert boruett
norbert boruett (Health Care Professional)
13 years ago
The article makes an excellent reading,being familiar with the field enhanced it more.Well researched.More citations would enhanced it further

Technical Remarks:

May be it would have been worthwhile, to mention that web quest are can be uploaded to learning management ie Moodle as an activity
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Valerie Schmitz
Valerie Schmitz (Faculty)
13 years ago
Terrific resource to showcase model WebQuests and offer support to teachers who are creating their own.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Elaine Lawrence
Elaine Lawrence (Faculty)
13 years ago
Examples and templates make it very easy for pre-service and in-service teachers to generate their own model for classroom use.

Technical Remarks:

Built in tutorials make it easy to create own. Teachers should be aware that if using a template with nav bars that they should practice how to make changes to that section so they will know how to instruct their students how to make those particular changes if so desired.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: I have used this site over the years with pre-service and in-service teachers looking to have 7-12 students generate a product based on content research.
Esperanza Zenon
Esperanza Zenon (Faculty)
14 years ago
I use to teach webquest design. To use this site you have to spend some time browsing because is webquest "warehouse"

Technical Remarks:

The link provided in the description is a redirect to
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 10 min
Sherri Nelson
Sherri Nelson (Faculty)
14 years ago
I have used webquests in the past, and value the opportunity this one will provide future students I may have.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Sandi Gardner
Sandi Gardner (Faculty)
15 years ago
Good ideas and relevant content. Updates seem to be regularly done.
john kaninya
john kaninya (Faculty)
16 years ago
although I will not be able to include this in my module, I still find it an excellent resource for online learning.
Heather Smith
Heather Smith (Student)
17 years ago
I did not spend much time browsing this material, but it caught my eye because
in one of my classes that I am taking this semester, I used a webquest and I
thought that it was a very interesting way to teach students how to browse the
internet. I thought that the information that it supplied was accurate and that
it was very educationally significant. I think that webquests should be used
in all grades. It helps students with the ability to think about where else
they could go to find information, while giving them guidelines so that
unwanted websites don't show up. If this was used correctly it would enhance
teaching and learning in the classroom greatly. I thought that the way this
website was set up was very good. It has direct links that took you to where
they said they would, rather than getting lost and having to back track like
some websites.
Used in course? Yes
Susan Holt
Susan Holt (Student)
17 years ago
The Webquest site was very interesting and valuable tool for new educators. I am just now advancing my degree to enable me to more fully participate in an ADN program at my community college. This site will help me understand better the tools available to me.

Technical Remarks:

It is very easy to navigate, well marked so I knew what was available without having to use "trial and error" to find out what the area was offering.
Used in course? Yes
Jodi Hammann
Jodi Hammann (Student)
17 years ago
This website could actually be very useful for students that are trying to learn
about WebQuest. It is of good quality, and it has a good setup. It has a lot
of useful information that would be great for aiding in learning. One down fall
to this website would be that they get most of their information from the
internet, and most of the information on the internet could be false statements
because anyone can post anything on the internet. But overall this website
could be very helpful.
Used in course? Yes
Cynthia Gautreau
Cynthia Gautreau (Faculty)
18 years ago
I used this site ask an instructional tool to teach my graduate students, who
were pre-service teachers, about WebQuests. The students were instructed to
evaluate the site and the Webquests for their educational value in a K-12

Technical Remarks:

The site is well organized and easy to navigate.
Used in course? Yes
Cindy Lassonde
Cindy Lassonde (Faculty)
18 years ago
I spent about 30 minutes trying out various links on this site. The content was
of high quality. The trouble I found was that many of the webquest links were
not working for some reason. Teachers could use these sites in their classrooms
tomorrow! They are well organized, engaging for students, and knowledgably
structured to promote learning. I generally found the ones prepared by teachers
better constructed than those prepared by college students. This is reasonable
considering the teachers would have more experience working with children and,
therefore, would be better equipt with an understanding of how children learn.
Expectations were better represented.

Technical Remarks:

First-time users would find this easy to use as the content is geared toward
elementary children.
Used in course? Yes
Hummel (Staff)
19 years ago
Very playful way to ecercise the subjunctivo
Used in course? Yes
Mark Mitrowski
Mark Mitrowski (Faculty)
19 years ago
I have used Bernie Dodge's site before and I find it very helpful when setting
up a WebQuest. The content is very good and the site is easy to use. I
recommend this site to anyone setting up a WebQuest.
Used in course? Yes