WEB-BASED SCAFFOLDING TECHNOLOGIES TO TEACHING/LEARNING SPATIAL PLANNING PROCESS FOR DESIGN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN A DISPERSED ENVIRONMENT

J.S. Jeong, L. García-Moruno, J. Hernández-Blanco

Universidad de Extremadura (SPAIN)
In education, information and computer technologies are getting increased consideration and attention. These technologies can be integrated into the design education as taking into account a scaffolding mechanism, which can support teaching/learning activities in a distributed environment. This paper presents a web-based scaffolding information model implemented in a unique framework to assist design undergraduate students particularly in spatial planning process. It also encourages interaction effects and learning outcomes of students in a collaborative learning context. The proposed model adapted a spatial methodology and its examination for integrating a residential building in a case study region. Using the web-based model, students can properly plan and design a residential building as using various categorized factors and taking favors from it. Moreover, the model can support students who request communication from teachers and experts in a dispersed location. Therefore, the web-based scaffolding information model can be an approaching method to assess the efficiency and competence of using scaffoldings in promoting learning activities for design students. It is to enhance meta-cognitive consciousness and as well as knowledge achievement with respect to spatial planning processes in a dispersed design environment. Also, it is to satisfy a mix of students with different needs in a collaborative learning project context.