Integrating WebQuest Learning into EFL Instruction
Shwu Hui (Ellen) Tsai, China University of Technology, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a WebQuest learning module as an enhancement to English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction at a private university located in northern Taiwan. The study examined the scores of the researcher-developed reading comprehension assessment for students who completed two WebQuest activities compared to those students who received similar instruction in a traditional format. Results indicated that 1) The use of the WebQuest module (the experimental group) produced a significant difference in student vocabulary acquisition, when compared to the traditional instruction (the control group). 2) The use of the WebQuest module produced a significant difference in student story reading comprehension, but did not produce a significant difference in student thematic reading comprehension. Further recommendations are provided for EFL instruction and for future research.
Tsai, S.H. (2006). Integrating WebQuest Learning into EFL Instruction. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2061-2067). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).