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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(2): 114-122 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.2.852

Using Metacognitive Awareness in Learning Vocabulary with Cloud-Based Immersive Technology

Soon Ming Poo and Phung Li Funn

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: soonmingpoo@yahoo.com, lifunn@usm.my).

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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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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