Web-quest’s now that I know what they are and what they can do, feel they are a great tool for setting up assignments and self paced learning. The use of the web is pushing the classroom to new heights and as instructors we need to climb to the top.Being a red seal licensed mechanical technician find that staying informed and up to date is the best way to stay on top of the automotive world. Searching for webquests on automotive curriculum I was happy to see I am not the only one who has narrow minded automotive company views. Setting up a web quest is made easy with some web sites however you must follow some basic steps they are a welcome statement start by saying a greeting or welcoming message. Next step is to start an introduction where you will introduce your topic and set the tone for the the assignment. Then on to the task required in the web quest (assignment) to be perform in detail of what it is that you are requesting of whoever is doing the web quest .next step is to then would give a minimum of three useful web links that could be used to obtain the information at hand for example if you where setting the assignment up on automotive brakes you may chose on of the following sites 1,2,3 .Then on the web page you would set out a description of the process that you wanted people partaking in webquest to follow leading them to what is expected of them for completion. With a little guidance or a lot and a final conclusion you are well on your way to setting up a webquest for any and all subject matter.most web quests even have a place for a teachers page where you can write a little about your self.
This may turn out to be a very useful tool for me in the future to help get students more engaged in learning. Learning for students can be learning for the instructor as well.Setting the pace for life long learning.