Instructional Technology and Self -Directed Learning: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Online Students' Self -Directed Learning Ability and Instructional Technology Competency
KeywordsEducation, Technology of
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
The results of the study also suggest possible variations in the learning strategies that students with different levels of SDL ability applied for learning IT in an online course. Cognitive learning strategies of metacognitive self-regulation, elaboration, and critical thinking appear as substantial factors in learning IT for students with SDL ability above the average. For students with SDL ability below the average, strategies of peer learning, rehearsal, and help seeking appear as more important factors in learning IT than the cognitive strategies.