In today's business environment, being able to access and effectively use information is more important than ever. Students need information competency skills, which is the ability to access, analyze and effectively use information. The Cuyamaca College has established clear educational objectives and student learning outcomes for information competency. Webquests are another instructional tool to promote information competency.
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH
Four challenging areas of Webquest research and innovation.
1 )The first challenge was to research and investigate the Webquest history and its creators and teaching effectiveness in the classroom. The Webquest "vision" was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University (SDSU) by Professor Bernie Dodge and Professor Tom March.
2) The second challenge was to research Webquest module
3)The third challenge was to educate myself on Webquest creation. I was able to find wonderful Webquest tutorials to train myself.
4) The fourth challenge was to create a prototype Webquest. I chose to focus on two classes, ESL 98 and Business 128. I selected the ESL class because it gave me the opportunity to design a basic skills Webquest. I selected the Business 128 class because it gave me the opportunity to design a career-workplace skills oriented Webquest. The Webquests were developed in collaboration efforts with teaching faculty and webmaster. The prototype Webquests are ESL 98 and Business 128.