WebQuests are very popular teaching tools that require students to search online for information on varied topics. Often, the assignments will ask students to formulate arguments supporting or refuting a position. However, when WebQuests are poorly designed, they serve no purpose and may even mislead students about how to use the web as an information resource.

The author defines the characteristics of a good WebQuest as real, rich, and relevant:

• Real. WebQuests must ask fair-minded questions and not direct students to politically correct answers. As an example of a question


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