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Updated by Phylise Banner on Feb 15, 2018
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@hubcurator: If you need to refresh your grasp of scaffolding, this eLearning Faculty Module is the perfect resource. In addition to reviewing what scaffolding is, the module points to what type of content can be scaffolded, introduces some relevant theory, and even offers examples of what it looks like in an e-learning environment.

@hubcurator: Scaffolding does go by another name: it's called the "gradual release of responsibility." It's more closely connected to face-to-face classroom environments where learning moves from a teacher-centered, whole-group delivery approach to student-centered learning. This brief is a concise "job aid" that guides scaffolding (and is conceptually adaptable to digital learning).

5 Tips To Make Microlearning Successful - eLearning Industry

@hubcurator: Among the tips this eLearning Industry piece recommends for microlearning is engaging learners in "challenges" that are increasingly difficult...basically, by scaffolding content. In the microlearning context, milestones accompany scaffolded tasks to reward achievement.

Scaffolding in Microlearning

@hubcurator: In this blog, instructional designer Christy Tucker lays out four ways scaffolding and microlearning can play out. The options are all viable approaches to building learners' skills and knowledge in a microlearning format.

6 eLearning Content Chunking Strategies To Apply In Instructional Design - eLearning Industry

@hubcurator: This eLearning Industry article speaks more to long-form online courses, but you can reflect on ways to adapt its ideas for content chunking and scaffolding to microlearning elements you design.

Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory

@hubcurator: This concise article points to the most critical elements elearning products should contain in order to promote learner retention. Incorporated into this construct is an eye toward scaffolding.

Helping Working Professionals Succeed in Blended and Online Courses

@hubcurator: This article highlights what makes for high-quality, accessible blended learning capabilities that best benefit employees. Key among the attributes is scaffolded content that is important for "tying the pieces all together. "

@hubcurator: This Digital Promise guide provides practical strategies for developing online content for adult learners new to digital learning. Among the five steps discussed is using myriad resources to provide scaffolded learning opportunities.