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Students' expectations and perceptions of efficacy for self-regulated learning in mediated learning environments: Partial results of an evaluation
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, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper discusses partial results of an evaluation applied to an educational teleconferencing system in a Mexican higher-education institution. Courses offered through the system are based on a pedagogical model, which emphasizes the active role of the learner as responsible of her own learning. Therefore, perceptions of the self, and self-regulatory processes become key components in this learning environment. Conclusions here presented correspond only to: (i) students' expectancies, (ii) perceptions of efficacy for self-regulated learning, and perceptions of the course, and of the teacher and learner's work. Results indicate students' expectancies focus on "learning more than in face-to face situations", followed by "using technology", and "having freedom and initiative". Perceptions of efficacy for self-regulated learning were high overall. Nevertheless, analyses of individual items identify specific areas of improvement. Qualitative data on perceptions of the course, and teacher's and learner's work suggest that these courses are more demanding than the face-to-face ones they are taking. Students' responses include attitudinal and cognitive adjustments needed for these learning environments. These results have led to improvements, which are presently being applied.

Citation

Porras, L.H. (2000). Students' expectations and perceptions of efficacy for self-regulated learning in mediated learning environments: Partial results of an evaluation. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1827-1828). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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