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What is Web Inquiry Project

Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges
A Web-based open inquiry approach to learning.
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Developing Digital Literacy Skills with WebQuests and Web Inquiry Projects
Susan Gibson (University of Alberta, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-120-9.ch026
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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