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ERIC Number: ED479590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 8
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An Evaluation of Scaffolding for Virtual Interactive Tutorials.
Pahl, Claus
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. This paper discusses an approach to Web-based scaffolding based on the cognitive apprenticeship and activity theories. It suggests a set of four scaffold types that have made the scaffolding-supported virtual interactive tutorial successful. A novel evaluation approach for virtual tutorials is presented that is embedded into an iterative, evolutionary instructional design. (Contains 11 references.) (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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