It's amazing how time flies. We are half way through our course, week 5 is almost finished and Ididn't feel it. I guess we don't feel the time when we are busy.
I've heard about WebQuests from colleagues at work but didn't exactly know what they are until I learned about them this week on the course. I've tried project-based learning in my classes and it's definitely effective in promoting learners autonomy. Students are motivated because they learn for a purpose to come up with a final product which they will share with the rest of the class. WebQuests are similsar but planned more carefully. The students turn to the Wide Web to collect information, the focus here is on using and organizing the information rather than looking for it. it combines students with different ability levels and brings up creativity.
I've managed to finish my tasks for this week although I had a short weekend because I had to work on Saturday. However, I didn't create a webquest, I only provided a plan for one that I intend to do with my students next semester. I need to spend some more time on it in order to come up with a well planned webquest. I don't have that much freedom to do what I want with my students because we follow a structured syllubus, therefore, I have to manage my time carefully to teach what's required and do my project.
I also searched the net for a webquest that could work for me and found one I believe would be interesting for my students.
I've looked at the webquests created by some of the colleagues on the course and I loved what they did. I hope to do something similar soon.
That's all for now