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How our culture is co-evolving with the algorithmic medium and the education is following this process
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5 Instructional Design tips to enhance Metacognition in eLearning

5 Instructional Design tips to enhance Metacognition in eLearning | Education and Cultural Change |

An empowered learner is a successful learner. Not only do they have the confidence they need to solve problems autonomously, but they are active participants who are motivated and inspired to learn. One of the most effective ways to empower your online learners is to incorporate metacognition into your eLearning strategy. In this article, I’ll share 5 tips on how to enhance metacognition in eLearning.

Metacognition involves not just having knowledge and being able to cognitively process information, but being able to control these mental processes. This typically involves modification, monitoring, and organization of the information in order to apply it in real world settings. Metacognition also focuses on analyzing a challenge or task to determine which problem solving approach would be the most effective.

One of the most significant advantages of using metacognition in eLearning is that it encourages learners to become more independent and empowered. They must identify their strengths and weaknesses, and fine tune their study, organization, problem-solving, and communication skills. In this article, I’ll delve into the categories of metacognition, its best practices, and I’ll share 5 tips that will help you use metacognition in eLearning.

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Teaching Metacognition

Teaching Metacognition | Education and Cultural Change |

"Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. All of these activities are metacognitive in nature. By teaching students these skills - all of which can be learned - we can improve student learning. There are three critical steps to teaching metacognition:


Teaching students that their ability to learn is mutableTeaching planning and goal-settingGiving students ample opportunities to practice monitoring their learning and adapting as necessary"

Via Howard Rheingold, George Por
Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:29 PM

Learning how to learn explained...

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 3, 2013 10:03 PM
Thanks for sharing this. I don't come across many articles such as this on Metacognition. Great scoop!
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:05 PM

A wonderful and useful skill to teach our students. I haven't come across many articles on metacognition, but found this on Howard Rheingold's page. Enjoy.