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ERIC Number: EJ954849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Developing Metacognition at a Distance: Sharing Students' Learning Strategies on a Reflective Blog
de Andres Martinez, Chelo
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v25 n2 p199-212 2012
Technology enhanced learning (TEL) has shaped the way we teach and learn nowadays. Web 2.0 interactivity capacities have played a major role in providing a virtual space where learning can take place outside the classroom. Digital environments challenge the traditional educational establishment by blurring the boundaries between the recipient of knowledge and the knowledge provider. Noticeable changes in educational dynamics emergent through the use of technology affect teachers and learners alike. Despite strong government and institutional drivers to adopt TEL strategies in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK), practitioners' adoption of TEL needs to be encouraged and their competence needs to be developed. This report aims to address this concern by discussing design and management of an online learning space for a face-to-face undergraduate Spanish course using proprietary technology. Focusing on specific features and designs for online learning interactions, the report will discuss practicalities of designing for effectiveness, both from a pedagogical perspective and from the user's interface standpoint. It will propose strategies to enable learners' autonomy, to foster collaboration and to develop metacognition via a blog. (Contains 2 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom