Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

WebQuests are a creative and interactive teaching/learning strategy that can be used to engage online learners in both knowledge acquisition and application through a constructivist method. Quality WebQuests can however be time consuming to create with faculty often spending upwards of 8 hours to prepare a single virtual learning activity. This session will provide some practical ways to create a quick, quality WebQuest. The presenters will describe methods for both sketching out a sound framework for this virtual activity as well as where and how to find high-quality websites and materials to fill in this framework. The presenters also provide some ideas for websites for WebQuest creation and hosting, and a handout of “tips” for quick, quality creation.

Keywords

WebQuests, online learning, creative, innovative, virtual, interactive

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-30-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

7-30-2015 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Laura Schwarz is an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Laura teaches Nursing, primarily in the 100% online RN-BS program . Laura has been an RN since 1991, and a nurse educator since 1996. She has many years of experience teaching online.

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Quick Quality WebQuests: Tips to Rapidly Create an Excellent Virtual Educational Activity

WebQuests are a creative and interactive teaching/learning strategy that can be used to engage online learners in both knowledge acquisition and application through a constructivist method. Quality WebQuests can however be time consuming to create with faculty often spending upwards of 8 hours to prepare a single virtual learning activity. This session will provide some practical ways to create a quick, quality WebQuest. The presenters will describe methods for both sketching out a sound framework for this virtual activity as well as where and how to find high-quality websites and materials to fill in this framework. The presenters also provide some ideas for websites for WebQuest creation and hosting, and a handout of “tips” for quick, quality creation.