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Online learning: Learner characteristics and their approaches to managing learning

dc.identifier.citationInstructional Science, Vol. 37, N°2, 129-149, 2009es
dc.description.abstractUsing 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
dc.sourceInstructional Sciencees
dc.subjectEducación a distanciaes
dc.subjectEstrategias de aprendizajees
dc.titleOnline learning: Learner characteristics and their approaches to managing learninges
dc.typeArtículo de Revistaes
uct.facultadFacultad de Educaciónes
uct.carreraPedagogía Básica con Especializaciónes
uct.carreraPedagogía Básica Intercultural en Contexto Mapuchees
uct.carreraPedagogía en Educación Diferenciales
uct.carreraPedagogía en Educación Físicaes
uct.carreraPedagogía en Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Socialeses
uct.carreraPedagogía en Ingléses
uct.carreraPedagogía en Lengua Castellana y Comunicaciónes
uct.carreraPedagogía en Religión y Orientaciónes
uct.carreraPedagogía Media en Ciencias Naturales y Biologíaes
uct.carreraPedagogía Media en Matemáticaes

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