WebQuest is an educational model based on using the Internet and database access skills in order to complete specific lessons and access information on specific topics. The WebQuest model was developed by Bernie Dodge in 1995.
WebQuest lesson plans are available from a variety of websites. As a learning tool, WebQuests allow students to familiarize themselves with the educational uses of technology and explore potentially controversial questions in an open environment where answers are not dictated by a rigid curriculum, according to Education World. WebQuests encourage creativity and critical thinking, as they involve both topic-specific research skills and generalized technological familiarity.