This study examines the development of a theoretical framework for scaffold design in an inter-school collaboration environment. The research question primarily deals with how to design scaffolds for an Inter-school Collaborative Learning (ICL). Design-based research methodology was used in this study. Literature review, questionnaire survey, field survey, and interviews were used during the course of research. Forty-seven secondary schools in 25 provinces in China were selected and participated in the study. This paper reports the first circle of design-based research. Through design-based research, a scaffold design model was developed and revised. Eight key types of scaffolding for ICL were identified. Elaborated strategies and tools were summarized for implementation of these scaffolds.
Feng, Xiaoying and Chen, Li
"Development of a Scaffold Design Model in Inter-school Collaboration Environment: A Design-based Research,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol6/iss2/4