Designing and Creating a WebQuest

(Grades 3-12) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 75T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC41477


Course Description

Would you like to learn how to develop a content-based WebQuest? A WebQuest is an excellent way to integrate content curriculum with technology and the Internet. This online course focuses on how to develop a WebQuest based on any content area. Teachers will learn to begin with content standards and then develop the WebQuest based on a theme or topic that addresses the standards. Internet search strategies will be emphasized in order to find WebQuest resources efficiently. Issues related to Internet safety for students will also be shared. Every step necessary to create a WebQuest will be explored in detail throughout the course, including setting goals and creating tasks, understanding the four filters, and creating the WebQuest assessment rubric. Teachers will also explore a variety of ways to program and share a WebQuest. Finally, teachers will learn how to share the strategies they learned with students, allowing them to create WebQuests on their own. By the end of this course, teachers will understand how to develop content-related WebQuests to share with their students as well as feel confident in teaching their students the WebQuest development process as well. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"Absolutely awesome! This is definitely something I plan to use immediately in my classroom. I had a fun time planning my WebQuest and I am sure my students will find it quite interesting." - Annie Faris

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$124

Course with Credit from UCSD

$329

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.


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UCSD Course Number: EDUC41477
Unit One
  • What is a WebQuest?
  • Why create a WebQuest?
  • Explore WebQuests
  • Research on the Internet for Resources
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Internet Safety
  • Using Bookmarks
  • Copyrights and Works Cited
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • Setting Goals for the WebQuest
  • Setting Tasks for the WebQuest
  • Four Filters
  • WebQuest Ideas
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Creating a WebQuest
  • Effective Formatting
  • Creating a Rubric
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Create Your WebQuest
  • WebQuest Programming
  • Teaching Students the Process
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • WebQuest Management
  • Student WebQuests
  • Helpful Resources
  • Assignment #4: Design and program a WebQuest
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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