Bernie Dodge, Department of Educational Technology, San Diego State University
This brief tutorial presents information about how students can be supported in acquiring information processing skills as technology, particularly the internet and the web, is integrated into schools and classrooms. The author uses text, slides, exercises, and example resources to discuss how to use scaffolding techniques in web-based learning. He defines scaffolding as supportive, task-oriented, and temporary, and discusses how it can be used to enhance student input, transformation, and output of online resources and information. The author also provides links to further reading about technology in education
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