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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend?

In my Thursday post on the Techlearning.com blog, I take aim at the WebQuest and its lack of value to today's educational climate. While the WebQuest has served well, it's hopelessly outdated from a pedagogical perspective, as well as inconsistant with the direction of the Read/Write Web and the kinds of skills we want students to demonstrate relative to information and network literacy, so essential in navigating the information landscape of 2006 and beyond.

I even felt funny posting about such a dated topic, but unfortunately, we still see teachers developing and using them. There are better formats out there, including the Project Page, MiniQuest and VisualQuest to name a few. Additionally, you can create them with with type and submit Web editing at myprojectpages.com.

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