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An evaluation of scaffolding for virtual interactive tutorials

Pahl, Claus (2002) An evaluation of scaffolding for virtual interactive tutorials. In: International Conference on E-Learning in Business, Government and Higher Education, November 2002, Montreal, Canada.

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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 cognitive apprenticeship and activity theories. We suggest a set of four scaffold types that have made our scaffolding-supported virtual interactive tutorial successful. We present a novel evaluation approach for virtual tutorials that is embedded into an iterative, evolutionary instructional design.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Scaffolding; instructional design
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002. . Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.
Publisher:Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education
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Copyright Information:© 2002 AACE
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17209
Deposited On:20 Aug 2012 11:17 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 20 Aug 2012 11:17

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