How Technology-Enhanced Scaffolding Contributes to Problem-Solving Outcomes in Management Education

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Abstract

IT support is a key factor for the success of innovative teaching/learning approaches such as flipped classrooms concerned with problem solving. However, IT and the complexity of problem solving may overwhelm the learner and can lead to unsatisfying learning outcomes. Therefore, research suggests the implementation of technology-enhanced scaffolds to guide the learners in their individual problem-solving process to enhance their learning outcomes. To investigate how scaffolding contributes to the learning outcomes in a flipped classroom, we first developed a theoretical model based on adaptive structuration and cognitive load theory. Second, to evaluate the model, we conducted a fully randomized between-subject experiment with 72 students in a flipped classroom for management education focusing on individual problem solving. For this purpose, we accordingly implemented technology-enhanced scaffolds in an LMS, which focused on individual problem-solving activities. Our results show that technology-enhanced scaffolding contributes significantly to the management of cognitive load as well as to learning process satisfaction and problem-solving learning outcomes. In addition, the faithfulness of appropriation and germane load contribute to problem-solving learning outcomes. Therefore, we contribute to both theory and practice by providing a better understanding of technology-enhanced scaffolds and their design to en-gage problem solving and their respective effects.

Authors Janson, Andreas & Söllner, Matthias
Research Team IWI6
Language English
Keywords Flipped Classroom, Problem Solving, Scaffolding, Technology-Mediated Learning
Subjects business studies
economics
information management
other research area
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
Date 2017
Event Title Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM)
Event Location Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Event Dates 04.08.2017-08.08.2017
Depositing User Mahei Li
Date Deposited 31 Mar 2017 09:20
Last Modified 17 Jan 2018 15:27
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/250673

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Janson, Andreas & Söllner, Matthias: How Technology-Enhanced Scaffolding Contributes to Problem-Solving Outcomes in Management Education. 2017. - Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM). - Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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