Cognitive optimism of distinctive initiatives to foster self-directed and self-regulated learning skills:A comparative analysis of conventional and blended-learning in undergraduate studies

Onah, Daniel F. O. and Pang, Elaine Ling Ling and Sinclair, Jane Elizabeth (2020) Cognitive optimism of distinctive initiatives to foster self-directed and self-regulated learning skills:A comparative analysis of conventional and blended-learning in undergraduate studies. Education and Information Technologies, 25 (5). 4365–4380. ISSN 1360-2357

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Abstract

Independent learning in massive open online courses (MOOCs) requires considerable effort from the learners themselves. Blended-learning has been recognised to foster independent learning among undergraduate students. With the popularity of the blended-learning approach to teach in traditional educational settings, little has been mentioned on how cohesive this approach is in fostering self-directed learning and self-regulation among university students. This study hopes to explore undergraduate learners in their distinctive study patterns. The study was conducted to investigate a comparative study between students from two departments; Science and Social Science. The aim was to explore the students’ self-directed and self-regulated learning skills in conventional classrooms and aspects of blended-learning embedded in a MOOC platform in two academic years for undergraduates at a top UK university. This study encompasses two case studies; firstly, a combine blended-learning seminar and a conventional seminar classes and a study undertaken with a student of English as a second language (ESL). The blended-learning students were participants who registered in a conventional university and took an optional module in computer security. The second group of students participated in a core module of logic and verification. The second case study was with a final year undergraduate student in Education Studies. The students studied and engaged with the course content using their initiative and directing their learning approaches.

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Journal Article
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Education and Information Technologies
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14 Apr 2020 13:25
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