Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Elena Railean (University of European Studies, Moldova), Alev Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey) and Atilla Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey)
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Release Date: January, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 282
ISBN13: 9781522522188|ISBN10: 1522522182|EISBN13: 9781522522195|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2218-8


Metacognition plays an important role in numerous aspects of higher educational learning strategies. When properly integrated in the educational system, schools are better equipped to build more efficient and successful learning strategies for students in higher education.

Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education is a detailed resource of scholarly perspectives that discusses current trends in learning assessments. Featuring extensive coverage on topics such as spiritual intelligence strategies, literacy development, and ubiquitous learning, this is an ideal reference source for academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and researchers who want to improve their learning strategies using metacognition studies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual Skills
  • Literacy Development
  • Non-Algorithmic Education
  • Social network analysis
  • Spiritual Intelligence
  • STEAM Education
  • Ubiquitous Learning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elena Railean is a research fellow at Russian Institute for Advanced Studies at MPGU and USEM. Elena’s research interests span postmodern pedagogy, educational philosophy and emerging models and technologies for learning and communication. The most significance works are: “User interface design of digital textbooks: How screens affect learning”, Psychological and pedagogical consideration in digital textbook use and development, “Methodology of educational software”. Elena is in International Advisory Boards for International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Immersive Learning Research, Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning and others. Elena Railean co-edited two recently published volumes: Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education, and Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education. In 2017, EuroInvent honored her three recently published books by two Golden and one Silver Medals.
Alev Elçi, PhD works as Assistant Professor in Aksaray University, Management Information Systems Department. She was a visiting researcher in Roger Williams University with a six months grant of Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK). Her main research areas are faculty development, technology enhanced learning, educational technology, social networks, learning communities, animation and game based learning, internationalization, and narrative approaches. She has a book titled “Faculty Beliefs and Needs: Opening the Gate to ICT-based Professional Development in Teaching and Learning”. She is currently teaching database management, management information systems, knowledge economy and management.
Atilla Elçi is full professor, chairman of Dept Electrical-Electronics and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Aksaray University since August 2012. His Professional practice includes the Intll Telecom Union, Switzerland, as chief technical advisor for computerization field projects (1985-97) and Info Tech & Telecoms Pvt Ltd as founder/managing director, Turkey (1997-2003). He has organized/served for committees of numerous international conferences. He has organized IEEE COMPSAC & ESAS since 2006, SinConfs since 2007; and, IJRCS Symposiums 2008-9. He has published over a hundred journal and conference papers, edited the Semantic Agent Systems (Springer, 2011), Theory and Practice of Cryptography Solutions for Secure Information Systems (IGI Global, 2013) and the proceedings of SIN Conferences by ACM, ESAS 2006-14 by IEEE CS. He was the program chair for the 36th IEEE COMPSAC (2012), track chair for 2008-2013, Standing Committee Member 2014 onwards. He is an associate editor of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering and editorial board member of several other journals. BSEE METU, Ankara (1970), M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Purdue Univ, USA (1973, 1975).