ERIC Number: EJ1089022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Students How to Self-Regulate Their Online Vocabulary Learning by Using a Structured Think-to-Yourself Procedure
Ebner, Rachel J.; Ehri, Linnea C.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v46 n1 p62-73 2016
Using the Internet for vocabulary development is a powerful way for students to rapidly expand their vocabularies. The Internet affords students opportunities to interact both instantaneously and multimodaly with words in different contexts. By using search engines and hyperlinks, students can immediately access textual, visual, and auditory information about a word and can also experience the word in a variety of contexts. But, to fully reap the benefits of using the Internet for vocabulary learning, students need to be able to self-regulate their online actions and avoid the Internet's multitudinous distractions. In this article, we describe our development and research on the benefits of teaching students structured thinking procedures to remain metacognitively engaged when learning vocabulary online.
Descriptors: Internet, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Learning, Search Engines, Hypermedia, Self Control, Attention Control, Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Protocol Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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