“Human- and Computer-Based Scaffolding in an Online Writing Program"
"Building the Right Scaffold for Writing" *

Claire Bradin Siskin


ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW)

http://www.edvista.com/claire   http://eslwow.org
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Online References:

General article on instructional scaffolding Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructional_scaffolding
"Scaffolding" General reference article http://www.education.com/reference/article/scaffolding/
"Instructional Scaffolding to Improve Learning" Article from Spectrum, publication at Northern Illinois State University http://www.niu.edu/spectrum/2008/fall/scaffolding.shtml
Scaffolding Website by NYC Teaching Fellows http://condor.admin.ccny.cuny.edu/~group4/
"Scaffolding an EFL (English as a foreign language) ‘effective writing’ class in a hybrid learning community" dissertation by Agus Santoso
"Using Scaffolded Instruction to Optimize Learning" by Martha Larkin http://www.vtaide.com/png/ERIC/Scaffolding.htm
Scaffolding for Success by Jamie McKenzie http://fno.org/dec99/scaffold.html
Computer-based scaffolding to facilitate students’ development of expertise in academic writing by Antje Proske and Susanne Narciss


Scaffolding for Success in Problem-based Learning by Tony Greening http://www.med-ed-online.org/f0000012.htm
Schools, Skills and Scaffolding on the Web by Bernie Dodge http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/bdodge/scaffolding.html
Some problems with a "super-scaffold me!" approach in English language learning by Jason Renshaw


Scaffolding (blog post) by Neil Whitfield http://neilwhitfield.wordpress.com/about/
Robot Teachers Are the Latest E-Learning Tool by Jeffrey R. Young http://chronicle.com/article/Robot-Teachers-Are-the-Latest/125102/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Demonstration of robot teachers:


Note for people who attended the New Orleans presentation: Some members of the audience thought that this was not a real robot. They were actually referring to another type of robot called a "telepresence robot." In that case, a human was guiding the actions of the robot. Here is an example of what they were talking about:


The one that I showed was a real robot. :-)

This page accompanies a presentation given at the New York State TESOL Conference in Albany, NY, on November 5, 2010.

It will also accompany a presentation to be given at the TESOL Conference in New Orleans, LA on March 17, 2011.

Last modified: March 22, 2011

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