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ERIC Number: EJ1237813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Designing MOOCs to Facilitate Participant Self-Monitoring for Self-Directed Learning
Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.
Online Learning, v23 n4 p106-134 Dec 2019
This study investigated the design and delivery of MOOCs to facilitate student self-monitoring for self-directed learning (SDL) using mixed methods. The data sources of this study included an online survey with 198 complete respondents, semistructured interviews with 22 MOOC instructors, and document analysis of 22 MOOCs. Study results indicated that MOOC instructors considered self-monitoring skills critical for SDL. To foster students' self-monitoring, MOOC instructors reported that they facilitated students' self-monitoring by helping students with internal feedback and providing external feedback. Students' internal feedback included cognitive and metacognitive processes. To facilitate cognitive processes, MOOC instructors provided quizzes, tutorials, learning strategies, learning aids, and progress bars. For metacognition, these instructors provided reflection questions and attempted to create learning communities. In addition, MOOC instructors, teaching assistants, and peers provided external feedback for students' self-monitoring. Across these findings, technology played a central role in supporting students' self-monitoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Australia; France; Belgium; Netherlands; Israel
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