Discussion: Shaping and Scaffolding Students’ Learning
Two pedagogic approaches that have proven highly effective in the online classroom are “shaping” and “scaffolding” students’ learning. They are similar yet distinct, and you must carefully balance them in a way that aligns with your unique pedagogical style. However, if you employ both approaches appropriately, you can powerfully influence student learning outcomes.
Consider the tools and techniques that can help you to use shaping and scaffolding with your online students.
By Day 3 of Week 7
Citing from the literature, post your response to the following:
• Describe a situation in which you believe “shaping” students’ learning would be most appropriately used with your online student(s). Explain what you would do, and why. Cite the Learning Resources to justify your stance.
• Describe a situation in which you believe “scaffolding” students’ learning would be most appropriately used when teaching online. Explain what you would do, and why. Cite the Learning Resources to justify your stance.
Must use a minimum of 4 of the below resources
Bailey, S., Hendricks, S., & Applewhite, S. (2015). Student perspectives of assessment strategies in online courses. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 13(3), 112–125
Coll, C., & Rochera, M. J., & De Gispert, I. (2014). Supporting online collaborative learning in small groups: Teacher feedback on learning content, academic task and social participation. Computers & Education, 75, 53–64.
Jancarík, A. (2013). Scaffolding in e-learning environment. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning. 149–155.
Sattler, N. (2016). Cumulative feedback table.
Wyss, V. L., Freedman, D., & Siebert, C. J. (2014). The development of a discussion rubric for online courses: Standardizing expectations of graduate students in online scholarly discussions. Techtrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 58(2), 99–107.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Voices from the Field: Effective Online Instructors [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
• What skills did you develop that furthered your success?
• What are some positive experiences you have had as an online instructor?
• “Scaffolding” student learning
• “Shaping” student learning
I have attached two of the transcripts from the above video
Sensiom [Stevan W]. (2014, January 30). Scaffolding in education [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktXhlPUUPDs
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
Walsh, J. (2016). Operant conditioning: Shaping [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/behavior/learning-slug/v/operant-conditioning-shaping
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.
EPC Group.net. (2012). Microsoft Word 2013: Track changes and copyediting in Word 2013—Office 2013 webinar [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5OrMmCc3_4
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 16 minutes.
Walden University Academic Skills Center. (2018). Microsoft Word resources: Track changes. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsoftware/word/trackedchanges