ERIC Number: EJ956660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Transformation for Adults in an Internet-Based Learning Environment--Is It Necessary to Be Self-Directed?
Chu, Regina Juchun; Chu, Anita Zichun; Weng, Cathy; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Chia-chun
British Journal of Educational Technology, v43 n2 p205-216 Mar 2012
This research explores the relationships between self-directed learning readiness and transformative learning theory (TLT) reflected by the Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environment Scale (CILES). A questionnaire survey about adult learner's perceptions of Internet-based learning was administered to adults enrolled in classes in community colleges in Taiwan. A total of 593 valid questionnaires were used for the structural equation modeling analysis. The findings confirmed a second-order hierarchical factor relationship of TLT (technical, dialectical and emancipatory learning interests) from CILES. Moreover, the three domains of learning interests of transformative learning were proved to have a developmental relationship, moderated by the readiness of self-directed learning for adult learners in Internet-based learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Readiness, Structural Equation Models, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Learner Controlled Instruction, Web Based Instruction, College Instruction, College Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan