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A study of the effect on metacognition by integrating Diigo social media tool with instructor's metacognitive scaffolds in an online inquiry learning context

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3 Author(s)
Ya-Ping Huang ; Dept. of Educational Technology, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan ; Chun-Yi Shen ; Chiung-Sui Chang

Easy acquisition of information from the internet has made many college students become idle while working on their online inquiry learning assignments. As the insufficiency of metacognitive skills is one important factor that causes thinking idle during online inquiry, the application of Diigo social media is integrated with metacognitive scaffolds to help improve metacognitive skills. The quasi-experimental design was used in this research and the findings provided evidence that the experimental group performed significantly greater gains compared with control group. Discussion and suggestions are provided in this paper.

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Next Generation Information Technology (ICNIT), 2011 The 2nd International Conference on

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21-23 June 2011