Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

Living Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Online Self-Regulated Learning Strategies

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_114-1


Online learning opportunities are becoming increasingly common, particularly in the post-compulsory education sector. However, the ease of access to online learning opportunities can conceal the multifaceted skill set required to successfully study in these environments. Learners choosing to study online need digital skills and capabilities to participate in their learning. Those capable of proactive and independent study have a distinct advantage, although learners can be encouraged to develop self-reliance and autonomy in their online studies. Application of frameworks, such as that developed by Zimmerman, can be employed to support online learners to be successful through the use of self-regulated learning strategies.

This entry starts by considering how opportunities to access learning have been influenced by the development of the Internet and digital technologies. Next, the nature of self-regulated learning is considered. The benefits learners can derive from being...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Massey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maggie Hartnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EducationMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand