ERIC Number: EJ1087845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in a Blended Environment Using Group Awareness and Peer Assistance as External Scaffolds
Lin, J-W.; Lai, Y-C.; Lai, Y-C.; Chang, L-C.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v32 n1 p77-93 Feb 2016
Most systems for training self-regulated learning (SRL) behaviour focus on the provision of a learner-centred environment. Such systems repeat the training process and place learners alone to experience that process iteratively. According to the relevant literature, external scaffolds are more promising for effective SRL training. In this work, group awareness and peer assistance are used as external scaffolds in the process of training SRL behaviour, enhancing opportunities for self-reflection and stimulating and encouraging learners. This work further develops a system, called self-regulated learning with group awareness and peer assistance (SRL-GAPA). Experimental results reveal that SRL-GAPA provides significantly more participation in online training tasks and learning activities, better SRL behaviour and better learning achievement than the traditional SRL system (i.e,, a learner-centred environment). The SRL-GAPA benefited poorly self-regulated learners more than highly self-regulated students. Some implications of this finding are discussed.
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Self Management, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Teaching, Group Activities, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses, Learning Activities, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan