International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Study of Achievement in Metacognition and Learning Potential for Publication Design through Connectivism in Virtual Classroom for Undergraduates
Pratoomtong Trirat, Nirat Soodsang, Jirawat Phirasant, Suparug Suwannawajdr

This research aims to design a virtual classroom which is based on the concept of connectivism regarding the publication design principles, satisfaction study and achievement tests of students towards metacognition and learning potential of undergraduate students. Instruments used in the research :1) a lesson on publication design principles including the content and teaching media through the Network Computer 2) questionnaire for opinions and suggestions of experts 3) questionnaire for opinions of learners, 4) an evaluation form for metacognition and learning potential, and 5) an evaluation of learning potential of students before and after learning. The samples used in this study were 40 first-year undergraduate students of Mass Communication Technology Faculty, Rajamangala University of Technology, studying in the second semester of 2013 academic year. The data were analyzed using the mean (X), standard deviation (SD.), and T-Test. The results showed that: The satisfaction of students towards virtual classroom’s design is at a high level by focusing on the ability of students to create their own knowledge using existing knowledge and enhance learning potential to be at a high level. Students learning through virtual classroom showed higher academic achievement than regular classroom with statistical significance at .05. The results of the analysis showed that students who had high score in the 4 metacognitive issues - awareness, cognitive strategy, planning, self-checking – also had high score in their learning achievement. Similar findings were also apparent with the 4 learning potential issues - learning readiness, effort, self-efficacy, worry – demonstrating that students who had high score in such issues also had high score in their learning achievement as well.

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