Experience #5

The evaluation tool you choose will depend upon your outcome to some extent. You will need to assess the experience or product of the learners to determine their progress or level of understanding. Evaluation tools may also be used to allow the students to assess their experience which not only facilitates reflection, but also provides you with feedback on the quality of your WebQuest.

In this lesson, you will informally evaluate several Evaluation Guides and select one that meets the needs of your WebQuest.


 Selected Readings

Review the rubrics below for quality, measurability and compatibility with your WebQuest. When you find a scoring guide that you can either use in its entirety or modify, copy/paste a copy of it into your Word document from Experience #3 and print a copy. You will include this in your WebQuest.

Evaluation Guides

WebQuests for Learning

Research Paper

 WebQuest Rubric

 Essay Product

Comprehensive Rubric 

Group Rubric

Generic Rubric

 E-mail Rubric

Research Rubric

 Presentation Rubric

The next step is to do a preliminary evaluation of your product for this WebQuest. Ask a colleague or a student to work through the WebQuest you have designed. As the developer, you may have overlooked confusing statements, faulty navigation or errors and therefore need an unbiased view. It is not necessary that they fully participate in the activities but they should experience enough of each section to critique it fairly. You may develop your own checklist or print the one provided here.

Now that you have chosen an evaluation to include within your Quest and have solicited someone to evaluate the quality of your Quest, you will most likely find it necessary to go to make revisions. Be sure to keep your audience and objectives in mind as you make any modifications.

If you are working in a group as the Evaluator, provide your co-workers with copies of the evaluation guides. In addition, verbally explain the score you gave the team WebQuest.