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An apprenticeship-based multimedia courseware for computer graphics studies provided on the World Wide Web
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Computers & Education Volume 29, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Apprenticeship is an educational practice that focuses on students actively engaged in activities with a variety of supports, or scaffolding. Different kinds of scaffolding are appropriate for different kinds of activities, and different levels of scaffolding are appropriate for different levels of student knowledge. We have designed and implemented a system for learning computer graphics, Graphica, which combines a variety of kinds of scaffolding and activities, at different levels: From highly-structured and well-supported exercises, to less-structured support appropriate for less-structured learning activities such as studying for a quiz or working on a programming assignment. Graphica relies heavily on multimedia materials to provide models and appropriate supports for learning computer graphics. We believe that a variety of scaffolding is most appropriate for intermediate level students, who may still need the high level of support appropriate for a novice and who are learning to use the low level of support appropriate for a more expert learner. Our formative evaluation results suggest that students do use our system at the different levels, meeting our design hypotheses.

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Shabo, A., Guzdial, M. & Stasko, J. (1997). An apprenticeship-based multimedia courseware for computer graphics studies provided on the World Wide Web. Computers & Education, 29(2), 103-116. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 6, 2021 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1315(97)00031-6

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