Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Computer based scaffolding: What it means for the average elementary school teacher

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Lindi AndreasenFollow

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Article

Department

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

In an education climate which is increasingly competitive and based on test scores, administrators and teachers are constantly looking for ways to improve their programs. Thousands of professional researches are striving towards the same end and coming up with answers. However, these two worlds do not always intersect and teachers are left in the dark on important findings because of a disconnect in language used. Computer based scaffolding has become the subject of much research in the last twenty years and is acknowledged as a valuable tool in increasing cognitive learning outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to bring this research to the classroom teacher and pre-service teacher. This is done through a brief literature review on the definition of computer based scaffolding, and a discussion on the results from the recently performed Meta-Analysis of computer-based scaffolding in problem centered curricula (Belland et al., 2015), focusing on those studies performed in elementary and middle school classrooms.

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4-9-2015 2:00 PM

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Computer based scaffolding: What it means for the average elementary school teacher

In an education climate which is increasingly competitive and based on test scores, administrators and teachers are constantly looking for ways to improve their programs. Thousands of professional researches are striving towards the same end and coming up with answers. However, these two worlds do not always intersect and teachers are left in the dark on important findings because of a disconnect in language used. Computer based scaffolding has become the subject of much research in the last twenty years and is acknowledged as a valuable tool in increasing cognitive learning outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to bring this research to the classroom teacher and pre-service teacher. This is done through a brief literature review on the definition of computer based scaffolding, and a discussion on the results from the recently performed Meta-Analysis of computer-based scaffolding in problem centered curricula (Belland et al., 2015), focusing on those studies performed in elementary and middle school classrooms.