Design an Adaptive Mobile Scaffolding System According to Students’ Cognitive Style Simplicity vs Complexity for Enhancing Digital Well-Being

Waleed Salim Alhalafawy, Ali Hassan Najmi, Marwa Zaki Tawfiq Zaki, Majed Hamed Alharthi


The present study is aimed to design an adaptive mobile scaffolding System (AMSS) to provide educational scaffolding to students that is compatible with their cognitive style simplicity vs complexity (CSSC), and to measure the effectiveness of the model in enhancing students' digital well-being (DWB) in the Faculty of education, University of XXXX. Semi-experimental design of two groups was used: the first experimental group received unified mobile scaffold regardless of their cognitive styles. The second experimental group received mobile scaffold that was organized and directed to the students based on their characteristics related to their CSSC. Both experimental groups received mobile scaffold as a complementary component to the lectures delivered for the Technological Innovations in Education course in the General Diploma in Education. The study sample consisted of (71) students who met the requirements and they were randomized to two experimental groups. To examine the effectiveness of the AMSS, a DWB scale was developed. Kelly's scale of CSSC was used to identify students who fell within the scope of this style. The results were statistically analyzed using T-test to compare between the groups and to determine the significance of differences. The results showed the effectiveness of the proposed model of AMSS in developing the students’ DWB compared to the unified scaffold model.


adaptive mobile scaffold system (AMSS); Cognitive style simplicity vs complexity (CSSC); digital will-being (DWB)

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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