Developing Digital Literacy Skills with WebQuests and Web Inquiry Projects

Developing Digital Literacy Skills with WebQuests and Web Inquiry Projects

Susan E. Gibson (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch083

Abstract

This article identifies digital literacy as an important aspect of new media literacy at the K-12 level. Digital literacy includes developing the skills of information location and application as well understanding how to use available evidence to assist in problem solving and decision making about important questions and issues that have no clear answers. Two web-based examples of instructional strategies – WebQuests and Web Inquiry Projects—are suggested as ways to develop these and other important 21st century learning skills.

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