Abstract—This study looks at language learning vocabulary
problems in the Malaysian primary school. The problem was
rooted to the teaching method of primary schools where
textbook-based teaching is still practised. The objective of this
study is to show the effectiveness of implementing metacognitive
awareness and connectivist learning strategy in vocabulary
learning by using a cloud-based immersive learning
environment. Mixed methods were adopted in this study. This
study involved 40 students from a Chinese primary school in
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Data was collected from student
questionnaires and interviews. The study revealed that
metacognitive awareness and connectivist learning helped
student in vocabulary learning. The cloud-based immersive
learning enabled students to interact with learning content and
engage with the vocabulary learning tasks. However, students
in the primary school did not fully accept the new teaching
method implemented due to the attitudes which were more
concerned with exam-taking skills than with language learning.
Index Terms—Metacognition, learning vocabulary, cloud-based technology, immersive environment.
The authors are with the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Soon Ming Poo and Phung Li Funn, "Using Metacognitive Awareness in Learning Vocabulary with Cloud-Based Immersive Technology," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 114-122, 2017.