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A learner support system: Scaffolding to enhance digital learning

AJ Rourke, KS Coleman

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society | Published : 2010

Abstract

The 21st Century student is the first to spend more time online than watching television (Prensky, 2001; Berger, 2002; Palfrey & Gasser, 2008). For decades these online technologies and learning mediums have been used, now they dominate life, work and education. To enrich and engage these 'switched on' students, an instructional learning platform was designed to shape and direct research and writing for Postgraduate coursework students. The pedagogical stance taken by the authors is quality teaching and learning and authentic task design within a constructivist-scaffold elearning space, which maximised the learning and digital teaching environment. Educational research and constructivist onl..

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