The WebQuest Design Process
0. Do you really need to create a WebQuest from scratch?
Read http://webquest.sdsu.edu/adapting/index.html to learn about adapting existing WebQuests.
Pick a topic that requires understanding, uses the web well, fits curriculum standards, and has been difficult to teach
Select a design that will fit your topic. Download the student and teacher templates for the design you chose. Open them
up in your favorite web editor (Dreamweaver, Composer, FrontPage, etc.).
3. Write up the Task
in the student template and the Standards and Learners in the teacher template.
Complete the Evaluation section in the student template. Duplicate it in the teacher template and add
any extra information needed by teachers.
Flesh out the Process section by finding a focused set of resources to provide the information needed
If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a site, check it out with Fagan's URLInfo tool.
Scaffold where needed with Process Guides.
|6. Complete the Introduction, Conclusion and Credits
section and all other parts of the teacher template. |
Add graphics where appropriate.
Have someone else evaluate your draft:
The process isn't always as linear as this, of course. As you work your way through the steps, you may need to go back
and modify the work done in previous steps. By the time you get to the bottom, you're done! The most difficult part is choosing
a design and task. The most time-consuming part is designing the process.