Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool: A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration

Roxanne Toto, John C. Wise, Renata S. Engel

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Abstract

Many universities and colleges are beginning to use integrated course management systems to support learning with online tools. Unfortunately, increasing the ease with which these tools can be used does not necessarily translate to effective and efficient use. This paper describes a case study of the design and application of an online quizzing tool that was used within a course management system to develop self-guided, scaffolded instruction that takes students from practice quizzes on problem solving at the sub-set skill level through complex problem solving in homework assignments to "real" online quizzes that support learning in engineering mechanics. Upon reflection, the authors noted that there was a 'growing' process involved for both students and instructors. Students who participated in the guided, scaffolded instruction appeared to perform better than students in previous semesters. Return on the investment of effort in the design and development of this project will be realized in repeat offerings of the course, and in transfer to other core courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2005Oct 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

OtherFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period10/19/0510/22/05

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  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Toto, R., Wise, J. C., & Engel, R. S. (2005). Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool: A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05 [1611989] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2005).
Toto, Roxanne ; Wise, John C. ; Engel, Renata S. / Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool : A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05. 2005. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).
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Toto, R, Wise, JC & Engel, RS 2005, Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool: A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05., 1611989, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, vol. 2005, Frontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05, Indianapolis, IN, United States, 10/19/05.

Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool : A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration. / Toto, Roxanne; Wise, John C.; Engel, Renata S.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05. 2005. 1611989 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2005).

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Toto R, Wise JC, Engel RS. Scaffolding instruction using an online quizzing tool: A case study in evolving design and effective collaboration. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05. 2005. 1611989. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).