Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education & Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technology University


Faculty of Education and Arts


School of Communications and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications


This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: McMahon, M. & Luca, J. (2007). Explorations in metacognition: The design, development, and implementation of an online teamwork tracking environment. In ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning (pp. 676-685). Singapore: ASCILITE. Available here


Research shows that both metacognitive and cognitive strategies are needed for successful learning. In this study, an online tool was developed with a view to help students working in teams reflect on their learning strategies through a process of planning, monitoring and evaluation. An evaluation of the tool was administered at the end of the semester that showed the students valued the tool for tracking their teamwork, but weren’t so convinced it help them plan, monitor and evaluate their learning. These results are discussed, and recommendations are made for improvement using a design-based research approach.

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