Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

The interactive online tutoring system Assistments was used to compare the effectiveness of online teaching using "scaffolding" and a traditional hints only system for MCAS preparation. Students were tested in three local schools, Worcester North High School, Worcester Vocational High School, and Doherty High School. A control group was given hints, and the test group was given scaffolding. The student's results were then analyzed to determine which was more effective.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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