A1 Journal article – refereed

The online learning process and scaffolding in student teachers’ personal learning environments

List of Authors: Korhonen A., Ruhalahti S., Veermans M.

Publisher: Springer New York LLC

Place: New York

Publication year: 2019

Journal: Education and Information Technologies

Journal name in source: Education and Information Technologies

Volume number: 24

Issue number: 1

Number of pages: 25

ISSN: 1360-2357

eISSN: 1573-7608

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-018-9793-4

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-018-9793-4


Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) enable lifelong learning and make competences visible in education and professional life. This paper illuminates how to design an online learning process that enables deep learning through PLEs based upon our study of a scaffolding process supported by Web 2.0 tools. Professional student teachers developed their own blogs as PLEs, and we collected data from five student teacher groups. We employed the DIANA pedagogical model to design a dialogical, collaborative, and authentic learning process before comparing its activities against the activities of the five-stage model for scaffolding designed for online learning processes. The results indicate that the DIANA model includes the elements of the five-stage model, and it appears that teacher scaffolding is particularly important in student PLEs. These findings provide insights to other practitioners seeking to design and implement online learning processes that are based on collaborative knowledge construction utilizing students’ Personal Learning Environments.

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