Ladders for Learning: Is Scaffolding the Key to Teaching Problem Solving in Technology-mediated Learning Contexts?

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

The success of innovative teaching/learning approaches aiming to foster problem solving in management education depends on useful and easy-to-use IT components in the learning process. However, the complexity of problem solving in self-regulated learning approaches may overwhelm the learner and can lead to unsatisfying learning outcomes. Research suggests the implementation of technology-enhanced scaffolds as a mechanism to guide the learners in their individual problem-solving process to enhance their learning outcomes. We present a theoretical model based on adaptive structuration theory and cognitive load theory that explains how technology-enhanced scaffolding contributes to learning outcomes. We test the model with a fully randomized between-subject experiment in a flipped classroom for management education focusing on individual problem solving. 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. Thereby, our paper provides new conceptual and empirically tested insights for a better understanding of technology-enhanced scaffolds and their design to assist problem solving and its respective effects in flipped classrooms for management education.

Authors Janson, Andreas; Söllner, Matthias & Leimeister, Jan Marco
Research Team IWI6
Journal or Publication Title Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE)
Language English
Keywords Flipped Classroom, Problem Solving, Technology-enhanced Scaffolding, Technology-mediated Learning, pubs_kolearn
Subjects social sciences
education
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 23 December 2020
Publisher Academy of Management
Volume 19
Number 4
Page Range 439-468
Number of Pages 31
Publisher DOI 10.5465/amle.2018.0078
Depositing User Mahei Li
Date Deposited 13 Sep 2019 15:11
Last Modified 04 Jan 2021 12:29
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/257754

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Janson, Andreas; Söllner, Matthias & Leimeister, Jan Marco (2020) Ladders for Learning: Is Scaffolding the Key to Teaching Problem Solving in Technology-mediated Learning Contexts? Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE), 19 (4). 439-468.

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