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A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web webmail. 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, the Educational Technology staff at San Diego Unified School District, and waves of participants each summer at the Teach the Teachers Consortium.

(taken from http://webquest.org/index.php)


Pontydysgu, together with our associate researcher, Maria Perifanou, have been working on extending the original idea of webquests using Web 2.0 and social software.


Maria has been using Webquests for teaching Italian. Pontydysgu are developing a serie sof Web quests as part of the European funded Politics project. These will be added to this page when they are ready. The resources listed below come from Maria's work.


Webquests (Italian language)


Webquests on the theme of visits to Italian cities


Cinema theme webquests



‘Italswebquest’: a wiki as a platform of collaborative blended language learning and a course management system- Maria A. Perifanou* and George K. Mikros












  • http://www.apprendereonline.it/public/home.php- progetto di creazione della prima comunità italiana delle scuole aderenti alla metodologia didattica del Webquest, che utilizza la rete per promuovere significative esperienze di apprendimento. Attraverso il sito puoi creare, previa registrazione, un tuo webquest e pubblicarlo in una apposita area.
  • http://www.webquest.it/






Abbit, J., & Ophus, J. (2008). What we know about the Impacts of Web-Quests: A review of research. AACE Journal, 16(4),441-456. Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/21179934/What-We-Know-About-Impacts-WebQuests



Benz, P. (2001),." Webquests, a Constructivist Approach" in




Benz, P. (2001) “WebQuests for Language Learning”




Bellofatto, L., Bohl, N., Casey, M., Krill, M., & Dodge, B. (2001). A rubric for evaluating WebQuests. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html



Beyerbach, B. & Burrell, M. (2004). Preservice Teachers Response to a Webquest on Culturally Relevant Teaching. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 801-805). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/13571


Burke, M., Guffey, S., Colter, S., & Riehl, J. (2003, July). BioWebQuest:Evaluating the effectiveness of a "WebQuest" model of inquiry in a biology sequence for nonscience majors. Paper presented at the Syllabus, 2003 Conference, Palo Alto, CA.



Carroll, V., Legg, R., & Taylor, D. (2003, October). Redesigning an undergraduate geography course at Trinity College Dublin using WebQuests. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003, Phoenix, AZ..



Dell, E. (2006, March). Trainee teachers developing WebQuests as a form of assessment: An assessment tool for all seasons? Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006, Orlando, FL.



Dodge, B., (1995). ‘’Some Thoughts About WebQuests", San Diego State University in http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/about_webquests.html



Dodge, B. (1995). WebQuests: A technique for internet-based learning, Distance Educator, 1(2), 10-13.



Dodge, B. (1996). “Active learning on the Web”. [Available 02/09/2008].




Dodge, B. J. & Muñoz, G. (1997). “Lessons learned from the San Diego Microworlds

Project”. Comunicación presentada en The Sixth Annual German-American Dialog on Integrating Technology into Schools. Gutersloh, Alemania, 28 de abril de 1997. [Available 01/09/2007]. http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/bdodge/Bertelsmann.html



Dodge, B. (1998). “Building blocks of a WebQuests'' http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm





Dodge, B. (2001). "FOCUS: Five rules for writing a great WebQuest." Learning & Leading with Technology, 28, 8: 6-9.



Dodge, B. (2002). “WebQuest taskonomy: a taxonomy of tasks” http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html




Dudeney, G. and Hockly, N. (2003), "Webquests", Educational Consultants, Spain European community of modern languages in http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/about.shtml


Fiedler, R. (2002). “WebQuests: a critical examination in light of selected learning theories”. http://www.msfiedler.com/wq/fiedler.pdf




Fox, L. (1999, October). Going on a WebQuest with "at risk" adult learners. Paper presented at WEBNET 1999, Honolulu, HI.



Gardner  Howard, (1983)  Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1992)  Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice



Gaskill, M., McNulty, A., & Brooks, D. W. (2006). Learning from WebQuests. Journal of Science Education & Technology, 15(2), 133-136.



Gorrow, T., Bing, J., & Royer, R. (2004, March). Going in circles: The effects of a WebQuest on the achievement and attitudes of prospective teacher candidates in education foundations. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004, Atlanta, GA.



Hanson-Smith, E. (2003). “Reading electronically: challenges and responses to the reading puzzle in technologically-enhanced environments”. The Reading Matrix:An International Online Journal, 3, 3. [Available 01/09/2008] http://www.readingmatrix.com/articles/hanson-smith/



Hartsell, T. (2007). Searching the Web through WebQuests. In R. Carlsen et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1993-1996). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/24872.



Herron, M. D. (1971). The nature of scientific inquiry. School Review, 79(2), 171-212.

Junior, J. B, (2008) Analysis of components and usability of webquests in portuguese language available on the web: an exploratory study. Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, Centro de Investigação em Educação da Universidade do Minho– CIED, e pela Fundação de Ciência e a Tecnologia – FCTISSN, Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, p. 453-468ISSN online: 1807-1775 Published by: TECSI FEA USP Association for the Advancement of Computing In Education Journal, 16(4) Paper presented also at the 5th International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management 5º Congresso Internacional de Gestão da Tecnologia e Sistema de Informação 4-6 Junho de 2008 - São Paulo - Brasil http://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt/bitstream/1822/8552/1/tecsi08-JBBJ.pdf


Kanuka, H., Rourke, L., & Laflamme, E. (2007). The influence of instructional methods on the quality of online discussion. British Journal of Educational Technology, 38(2), 260-271



Kelly, R. 2000. "Working with WebQuests: making the Web accessible to students with disabilities." Teaching Exceptional Children, 32, 6: 4-13. www.­teachingld.­org/­pdf/­teaching_how-­tos/­working_with_web­quests.­pdf



Kortecamp, K., & Bartoshesky, A. (2003, March). WebQuest: An instructtional tool that engages adult learners, promotes higher level thinking and deepens content knowledge. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003, Albuquerque, NM.



Leahy, M., & Twomey, D. (2005). Using web design with preservice teachers as a means of creating a collaborative learning environment. Educational Media International, 42(2), 143-151.



Maddux, C.D., & Cummings, R. (2007). WebQuests: Are they develop Association for the Advancement of Computing In Education Journal, 16(4) mentally appropriate? Educational Forum, 71(2), 117-127.



March, T. (1996), "Two Views of Thinking thru Linking" in: http://www.learning /thinking.htm   Article  in Web-and-Flow



March, T. (1999), "’Why WebQuests? WebQuest Tutorial’’ Retrieved from: http://www.webquests/intro.html



March, T. (2003). The learning power of WebQuests. Educational Leadership, 61(4), 42-47. 


March, T. (2005). The new www: Whatever, whenever wherever. Educational Leadership, 63(4), 14-19.



Marzano, R. "Thinking Skill Levels - Adapted from for North Carolina Curriculum in http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/Houghton/Learner/Think94/NCmarzanoThink.html





Moser, A. (2001),  "Using Mini WebQuests to Upgrade Your Language Teaching"  Cholla KoTESOL Regional Conference "Upgrading the English Classroom" Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea  in http://members.aol.com/adrmoser/esl.html 2001



Milson, A.J. (2001, November). Engaging students in historical inquiry using internet resources. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Social Studies, Washington, DC.



Milson, A.J. (2002). The internet and inquiry learning: Integrating medium and method in a sixth grade social studies classroom. Theory and Research in Social Education, 30(3), 330-353.



Molebash, P., Dodge, B., Bell, R., & Mason, C. (2002). Promoting student inquiry: WebQuests to web inquiry projects (WIPs). Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002, Nashville, TN.



Murray, R. (2006). WebQuests celebrate 10 years: Have they delivered? Action Research Exchange, 5(1).



Popham, A., & Wentworth, N. (2003). Train-the-trainer: Developing a Webquest workshop. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003, Albuquerque, NM.



Roblyer, M.D., & Knezek, G.A. (2003). New millennium research for educational technology: A call for a national research agenda. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 36(1), 60-76.



Santavenere, A. (2003). The effects of educational technology upon the critical thinking and analytical skills of below grade-level and or non college bound high school students. Unpublished master's thesis, Salisbury University, Maryland.



Starr, L. (2000). “Meet Bernie Dodge -the Frank Lloyd Wright of learning environments!”. Education World.




Stoks, G. (2002). “WebQuest: task-based learning in a digital environment”. Babylonia,1 http://www.babylonia-ti.ch/BABY102/PDF/stoks.pdf




Strickland, J. (2005). Using WebQuests to teach content: Comparing instructional strategies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(2), 138-148.

Strudler, N. (2003). Answering the call: A response to Robyler and Knezek. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 36(1), 72-76.





Tsai, S. (2006a, March). Integrating WebQuest learning into EFL instruction. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006, Orlando, FL.



Tsai, S. (2006b, June). Students' perceptions of English learning through EFL WebQuest. Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006, Orlando, FL.


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