The Impact of Procedural Scaffolding on Mobile Learning Outcomes

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM). Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2017)

Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last revised: 18 Mar 2018

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Andreas Janson

University of Kassel

Matthias Söllner

University of Kassel - Information Systems; University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: August 4, 2017

Abstract

Mobile learning, offering anytime and anywhere learning, is becoming increasingly important in various areas such as the training of blue-collar workers in organizations. However, mobile learning may overwhelm the learner since it is often used in rich physical environments and demands a high self-regulated learning ability. Therefore, research suggests the use of procedural scaffolds to guide the learner and to enhance learning outcomes. To investigate how different procedural scaffolds contribute to learning outcomes, we conducted a between-subject quasi-experiment with 333 Chinese blue-collar workers. Our results show that comprehensive tutorials at the beginning of the learning process have a positive influence on learning outcomes in contrast to instructional overlays during the learning process as well as a combination of both scaffolds. Consequently, we did not observe that procedural scaffolds per se have a positive impact on learning outcomes, but the right scaffold in the right context has the potential to increase learning outcomes.

Suggested Citation

Janson, Andreas and Söllner, Matthias and Leimeister, Jan Marco, The Impact of Procedural Scaffolding on Mobile Learning Outcomes (August 4, 2017). Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM). Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3137549

Andreas Janson

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Matthias Söllner

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

Müller-Friedberg-Str. 8
St. Gallen, 9000
Switzerland

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

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