After my research on the topic, I do know more now about webquests. I would definitely like to create one for my students. A webquest is an Internet based inquiry – oriented learning activity to engage students more efficiently and effectively.
I teach Power Electronics and this is an advanced level course. It will be very beneficial to create a webquest for this type of course where the resources are very limited.
I came to know that Webquest can be the best approach to apply student centered learning. The webquest generally six components:
- Evaluation and
If these six categories are well defined than an Instructor can successfully apply student centered learning approach to a topic. A Webquest would help students to develop transversal competencies, such as working in teams, completing oral and written presentations, and analyzing and synthesizing information.
There are three websites that I’ve identified, which can help me in developing my webquest:
Power Electronics is a rapidly growing field. By creating a Webquest for this course, it will help students to work more independently without “waiting for an Instructor led information to arrive”.
I would say that Instructor can improve student’s retention, assimilation and understanding through a Webquest. In conclusion, I would say that the transmitted knowledge is much more likely to be retained than through traditional methods because the students have made a personal effort to read, understand and develop a concept.