Appropriate design of collaborative learning activities for students using mobile devices can be supported by different forms of scaffolding provided by peers, by the teacher or by the technology. Building on prior studies in mCSCL (mobile computer-supported collaborative learning), we developed Chinese-PP, a novel in-class mobile synchronous collaborative learning game for constructing Chinese characters from components, with the unique characteristic of spontaneous small group formations. In this paper, we propose a distributed scaffolding design framework to guide us in examining and refining/revising the interplay among various forms of scaffolding in the learning model across various design-based research (DBR) cycles of our study on Chinese-PP in a primary school in Singapore. We believe a generalized scaffolding design framework has the potential to inform technology-enhanced learning research with a structure to support the iterative process of enacting and redesigning the socio-techno-pedagogical frameworks developed by individual research projects. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s).
|Journal||Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|
CitationWong, L.-H., Looi, C.-K., & Boticki, I. (2017). Improving the design of a mCSCL Chinese character forming game with a distributed scaffolding design framework. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 12. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s41039-017-0066-4
- Distributed scaffolding design framework
- Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL)
- Mobile computer-supported collaborative learning (mCSCL)
- Design-based research