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dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyun Song
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-03T05:30:25Z
dc.date.available2015-02-03T05:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherkim_hyun_s_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/kim_hyun_s_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30965
dc.description.abstractMany college students have difficulties in employing an appropriate problem-solving process to attempt solutions for science problems. Therefore, instructional support or guidance is necessary to develop students’ problem-solving ability. This dissertation focuses on the advancement of theory and practice in computer-based scaffolding to enhance college students’ problem-solving skills in science education contexts. This dissertation consists of three journal-ready manuscripts that together are designed to provide additional insights into the use of computer-based scaffolding in science education. The first manuscript provides an overview of a potential scaffolding design framework. Grounded in the scaffolding framework, a self-directed, online tutorial program, SOLVEIT, was designed to support the development of college students’ problem-solving skills within the domain of biology. SOLVEIT guides students through the entire process of solving a science problem with the assistance of various scaffolds (e.g., prompts, interactive tutorials, and expert models): clarifying the problem, analyzing scientific data, examining possible assumptions and drawing a conclusion. The second and third manuscripts were intended to examine the effectiveness of SOLVEIT and provide some of the missing empirical evidence to support the design of effective computer-based scaffolding for science problem solving. The collected data suggest that SOLVEIT is a promising tutorial program to better customize the instructional experience of students in an introductory science course. The results from the data collection and analysis led to the design of a refined scaffolding framework and suggestions to advance SOLVEIT for broader usage.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBiology
dc.subjectEducational design research
dc.subjectScaffolding
dc.subjectScaffolds
dc.subjectOnline tutorial program
dc.subjectPost-secondary science education
dc.subjectProblem-solving skills
dc.subjectUndergraduate students
dc.titleDesign and implementation of computer-based scaffolding for improving problem solving in undergraduate science
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology and Instructional Technology
dc.description.majorInstructional Technology
dc.description.advisorJanette Hill
dc.description.advisorJ. Michael Spector
dc.description.committeeJanette Hill
dc.description.committeeJ. Michael Spector
dc.description.committeePaula Lemons
dc.description.committeeMichael Hannafin


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