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ERIC Number: EJ1096596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
The Effectiveness of E-Learning Systems: A Review of the Empirical Literature on Learner Control
Sorgenfrei, Christian; Smolnik, Stefan
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v14 n2 p154-184 Apr 2016
E-learning systems are considerably changing education and organizational training. With the advancement of online-based learning systems, learner control over the instructional process has emerged as a decisive factor in technology-based forms of learning. However, conceptual work on the role of learner control in e-learning has not advanced sufficiently to predict how autonomous learning impacts e-learning effectiveness. To extend the research on the role of learner control in e-learning and to examine its impact on e-learning effectiveness, this study reviews 54 empirical articles on learner control during the period 1996-2013. The findings are then applied to derive a conceptual framework as a reference model to illustrate how learner control affects e-learning effectiveness. The findings provide new insights into the role and different dimensions of learner control in e-learning with implications for learning processes and learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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