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An Evaluation of Scaffolding for Virtual Interactive Tutorials PROCEEDINGS

, Dublin City University, Ireland

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Scaffolding refers to a temporary support framework used during construction. Applied to teaching and learning it describes measures to support a learner to become confident and self-reliant in a subject. In a Web environment scaffolding features need to replace the instructor. We discuss our approach to Web-based scaffolding based on the apprenticeship and activity theory. We suggest a set of four scaffold types that have made our scaffolding-supported virtual interactive tutorial successful. We present a novel evaluation approach that is embedded into an iterative, evolutionary instructional design.

Citation

Pahl, C. (2002). An Evaluation of Scaffolding for Virtual Interactive Tutorials. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (pp. 740-746). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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