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Effectiveness of using Webquest to teach computer science to middle school students in Saudi Arabia.This study investigated the effectiveness of using WebQuest to teach computer science to middle school students in Saudi Arabia. This research study aimed to answer the research question: How did the use of WebQuest impact first middle school Saudi students’ learning in computer science? This experimental study focused on first middle school students in two schools in Hail city in Saudi Arabia. In each of the two schools, the researcher chose 16 to 17 students by the use of a convenience sampling method. The total participants in this study were 65 boys aged between 12-13 years. The experimental group was taught computer using WebQuest while the control group was taught using traditional teaching methods. The results yielded that there was an increase in the scores when using the traditional approach and WebQuest approach. The students taught by the WebQuest had higher scores as compared to those in the group taught by the traditional approach, but the difference was not statistically significant.
Implementing WebQuests in the elementary classroom.Technology, including computers, is an ever increasing topic within the world today. Since technology is finding its way into classrooms, WebQuests, a particular learning tool that fosters student learning while working with the computer and the Internet are the focus of this curriculum project. The Internet can be a vast, unsecured network with a mix of accurate and inaccurate information. Teachers become responsible for sifting through the information on the Internet to create quality learning environments in the form of WebQuests for their students. Although the research related to this topic is limited, several studies have shown positive outcomes for using computers technology in the classroom. Within this curriculum project is a manual, How to Create a WebQuest for Your Students, designed to provide teachers with a step--by-step guide for creating a WebQuest, implementing the. tool in the classroom, and providing research-based ideologies for its use.-- Author abstract