Development and Evaluation of Webquest for the Science Subject

By Norazah Nordin, Norainon Mohd, Isa, Effandi Zakaria and Mohamed Amin Embi.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The use of web page in learning among students has increased tremendously due to its contribution towards enriching the experience of learning and making students aware of current development. This paper discusses on the development process of a web-based learning and teaching strategy, WebQuest, for the topic “Elements, Compound & Mixtures: What Are They?” for Form One Science subject. The evaluation on the content, pedagogy, techniques, inquiry, and constructivist learning theory of the WebQuest was also conducted. The methodology for developing the WebQuest was based on the instructional design model which comprised of several phases such as need analysis, design, development and implementation and revision process which was conducted continuously. Questionnaires were used during the evaluation phase. The results revealed that the WebQuest developed for Form One Science subject was suitable on the aspect of content and techniques. It also applied inquiry-based learning and constructivist learning theory. The result suggested that WebQuest was a suitable web inquiry-based teaching strategy to be practised by science teachers.

Keywords: Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning WebQuest, ICT, Science Subject, Pedagogy, Constructivism

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp.221-236. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1008.662KB).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norazah Nordin

Associate Professor, Dept. of Foundation of Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

I’m currently lecturing the following courses: Computer-assisted instruction and IT in Education (Graduate) and Computer in education and Mathematics Education (Undergraduate). My research interests are in the areas of e-learning and instructional design.

Norainon Mohd, Isa

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Effandi Zakaria

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


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