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WebQuests: Are They Developmentally Appropriate?


Educational Forum Volume 71, Number 2, ISSN 0013-1725

Record type: ARTICLE


A topic that currently is receiving a great deal of attention by educators is the nature and use of WebQuests–computer-based activities that guide student learning through use of the World Wide Web (Sharp 2004). Despite their popularity, questions remain about the effectiveness with which WebQuests are being used with students. This article describes Web-Quests and their use in the public schools, identifies cautions and concerns about the developmental appropriateness of WebQuests, and describes their potentially effective uses.


Maddux, C.D. & Cummings, R. (2007). WebQuests: Are They Developmentally Appropriate?. Educational Forum, 71(2), 117-127. Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .

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