NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1140453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Learning Strategies as a Mediator for Motivation and a Sense of Achievement among Students Who Study in MOOCs
Magen-Nagar, Noga; Cohen, Lizi
Education and Information Technologies, v22 n3 p1271-1290 May 2017
The goal of the research was to examine the contribution of learning strategies as a mediator for motivation and a sense of achievement in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), among students who participate in a unique program in Israel, called "Academy Online--MOOCs in the Israeli Education System." The goal of the program was to integrate an innovative distant teaching-learning strategy in science and technology into the education system. 163 students participated in the study, of whom 70 were students in an astronomy-related sciences program, and 93 were students in mechatronics-robotics course. At the end of the course, the students answered a Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), and a Sense of Achievement in a MOOC questionnaire, which was based on the principles of the pedagogical model of the program. The findings of the SEM path analysis show that the variable "Learning Strategies" is a significant mediator for motivation and a sense of academic achievement in a MOOC for both groups, and a stronger mediator for the astronomy-related sciences students. It may be concluded that using a variety of learning strategies in a curriculum which integrates a MOOC affects the sense of academic achievement. It is clear that social learning strategies and self-regulated learning, which were a unique layer in the pedagogical layout of the program, have assisted in promoting the learning in MOOCs.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A