Enhancing metacognitive awareness of undergraduates through using an e-educational video environment
Serhat Altıok, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Kırıkkale University, Turkey ; Zeynep Başer, Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Kırıkkale University, Turkey ; Erman Yükseltürk, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Kırıkkale University, Turkey
Computers & Education Volume 139, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Video portfolios provide students with opportunities of self-monitoring, evaluating and reflecting on their own performance, and receiving feedback from others such as their peers and teachers. However, the literature was lacking an investigation of the extent to which video portfolios might contribute to developing students' metacognitive awareness level in foreign language learning. Therefore, this study aimed to understand the potential effects of using an e-educational video portfolio environment supported with Kinect technology on enhancing students' metacognitive awareness level in foreign language learning. In order to achieve this goal, a pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental study was conducted at a state university located in Central Turkey. In total, eighty-five students took part in the study. The students had been divided into two sections at the beginning of the academic year. There were 42 students in Section 1, 43 students in Section 2. For the purposes of the study, the sections were randomly identified as the control and experimental group. The same curriculum was taught to both groups by the same instructor; however, the experimental group followed a video portfolio-integrated course supported with Kinect technology in face-to-face learning environment for 7 weeks in the second half of the semester whilst the control group continued the usual methods. The data was gathered by means of a Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI), which is a five-point likert scale, and three focus group interviews. The results showed that using an e-educational video portfolio environment enhanced students' metacognitive awareness level and supported foreign language learning process effectively.
Altıok, S., Başer, Z. & Yükseltürk, E. (2019). Enhancing metacognitive awareness of undergraduates through using an e-educational video environment. Computers & Education, 139(1), 129-145. Elsevier Ltd.