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, X., & Chen, L. (2013). Development of a Scaffold Design Model in Inter-school Collaboration Environment: A Design-based Research. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE), 6(2). https://doi.org/10.18785/jetde.0602.04