Online learning: Learner characteristics and their approaches to managing learning

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Online learning: Learner characteristics and their approaches to managing learning

Show full item record


Ficha descriptiva:


Title: Online learning: Learner characteristics and their approaches to managing learning
Handle URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10925/655
Abstract: Using cluster analysis this study investigated the characteristics of learning strategies learners use in online courses with one-on-one mentoring. Three distinct approaches were identified: "Mastery oriented", "Task focused" and "Minimalist in effort". Despite the widespread concern that students will have difficulty managing their time in online courses with high level of student freedom, this study found that the vast majority of learners were very effective in their learning strategies. The findings speak well for the potential of distance education environments to provide high quality self-paced learning, accommodating different learning strategies, which is difficult to do in group-paced courses. We further explored how these approaches relate to and interact with, participants' background and their levels of satisfaction and self reported learning.
Palabras Claves: Educación a distancia - Estrategias de aprendizaje
Datos de publicación: Instructional Science, Vol. 37, N°2, 129-149, 2009
Facultad: Facultad de Educación
Carrera: Pedagogía Básica con Especialización - Pedagogía Básica Intercultural en Contexto Mapuche - Pedagogía en Educación Diferencial - Pedagogía en Educación Física - Pedagogía en Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Social - Pedagogía en Inglés - Pedagogía en Lengua Castellana y Comunicación - Pedagogía en Religión y Orientación - Pedagogía Media en Ciencias Naturales y Biología - Pedagogía Media en Matemática

Files in this item

Archivos Size Format View Description
ONLINE_DELVALLE_2009.pdf 251.4Kb PDF Thumbnail Artículo

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Browse

My Account