WIT Press


Metacognitive Questions To Improve Surfing And Learning Activities On The Web

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/NL040231

Volume

30

Pages

5

Published

2004

Size

212 kb

Author(s)

G. Chiazzese, A. Chifari, S. Ottaviano, L. Seta & M. Allegra

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the set of metacognitive questions included in the Did@browser System, a meta-tool for Web surfing, developed at the Institute for Educational Technologies, with the aim of helping pupils to reflect on their own surfing strategies when they study on the Net. Keywords: metacognition, learning environments, Web surfing. 1 Introduction Although free navigation is an important part of the process of learning on the Net, we think that it is useful to give some prompts to encourage students who use the Web to be more aware of their surfing process; in this way it is possible to mitigate some negative effects such as disorientation, random browsing of hypertext documents, or surfing guided mainly by interface elements, an

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