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Fading Presentation Scaffolding to General Ontologies

, North Dakota State University, United States ; , NDSU, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


We would like to present students with clear and well structured tutorials and then in controlled steps allow the student to see the full underlying knowledge about a topic. In education terms, we start with a scaffolded view and will fade this until the general ontology is visible. We present a way to combine two different versions of information, a tutorial and a general use ontology. We feel it is important to address the differences in tutorials and general knowledge when we build knowledge depositories for students. We identify two different structures, the tutorial and the general knowledge about the area. We present a model to describe the presentation. We then present some ways that the educational scaffolding supplied in the tutorial can be faded to allow both access to the tutorial viewpoint and the larger body of knowledge.


Juell, P. & Joseph, P. (2006). Fading Presentation Scaffolding to General Ontologies. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1059-1063). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 11, 2020 from .