Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Satellite phones as scaffolding, part of Captivate Projects: Building Elearning Games.
- The educational concept of scaffolding…easily transfers to a gamified situation.…Scaffolding involves applying educational strategies…and techniques to help a learner move from one level…of knowledge to the next level of knowledge.…Examples of scaffolding techniques applied to eLearning…can include things like hints, prompts,…clues, and checklists, or even the presence…of an instructor or mentor.…As participants increase in their ability,…scaffolding can be removed to encourage users…to apply what they've learned independently.…
Scaffolding can be most effective when provided…at the exact moment that someone needs it.…Have you ever seen a TV game show…where users are asked a question?…If they don't know the answer they can call and ask someone.…In a gamified eLearning situation a user might not…know the answer to a multiple choice question…or know which path to choose…when presented with a decision point.…Scaffolding here could mean providing a lifeline…that would help the learner narrow down the choices,…or the ability to consult with a virtual mentor,…
- Creating timed activities
- Adding an element of chance with a random number generator
- Using random question slides
- Tracking activity and score with advanced actions
- Utilizing Captivate 9's new knowledge check questions