Metacognition means to think about thinking. That is to say being aware of the information you’re exposed to and how you’re able to use it. Knowing how to use metacognition in online learning can drastically improve your student’s success rates.
It’s common for students in online classrooms to tune out or revert to social media platforms. This is because they aren’t sure what to do with the information being presented. It often seems confusing or unimportant, so they move their attention on to something else. Therefore it’s important to create meaning in your course content beyond testing and grades. For students to really benefit from lessons, they have to be engaged.
I’m going to show you a few strategies you can use in your online lessons that will give your content meaning. Students will engage with and feel more connected to the course material. We’ll be discussing these strategies in the coming lessons.
What you’ll find
I’ll show you how to use metacognition in online learning to encourage your students to seek out information, problem solve and really engage with the content. These techniques will help your students improve their skills, making it easier for them to reach their goals.
First, we’ll look at different way’s students can frame problems to find a variety of solutions, reflecting on and assessing materials as well as their self. There are many ways students can be encouraged to contemplate ideas and develop on them, and as a result, build a deeper understanding of information.
A large part of Metacognition is being aware of our own thoughts and how we interact with information. That’s why it’s important for students to understand their own perspectives and be able to understand other perspectives. Creating lessons and content that require students to be present and think about the information greatly improves classroom outcomes.
There’s a lot to discuss, so let’s get into it. See you in the first lesson.