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Using the Internet to Promote Inquiry-Based Learning
This site is an e-paper that describes a structured approach to inquiry-based learning using the World Wide Web as a primary information resource. Specifically, the paper addresses an 8-step process that begins with an essential question and ends with a product produced by students, typically completed in a cooperative setting. The paper also discusses the skills required by both student and teacher to make inquiry-based learning with the internet a successful endeavor. Finally, the paper discusses the components of a Project Page, an online document that facilitates the learning process and supports the reader with Web links relating to inquiry-based learning.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Environmental science
  • Forestry
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2002 by Internet Innovations, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Individual copies of this article may be printed for educational purposes only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are strictly prohibited unless permission has been granted by Internet Innovations, Inc.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-331
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dave Jakes
Internet Innovations, Inc.