Can Factors Related to Self-regulated Learning and Epistemological Beliefs Predict Learning Achievement in Undergraduate Asynchronous Web-based Courses?

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paul D. Bell (Creator)
Institution
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: This study examined the effects of self-regulated learning (SRL) and epistemological beliefs (EB) on individual learner levels of academic achievement in Web-based learning environments while holding constant the effect of computer self-efficacy, reason for taking an online course, and prior college academic achievement. The study constituents included 201 undergraduate students enrolled in a variety of asynchronous Web-based courses at a university in the southeastern United States. Data was collected via a Web-based questionnaire and subjected to the following analyses: separate exploratory factor analyses of the self-regulated learning and the epistemological beliefs question items, correlations between the independent variables and the dependent variable, and linear regression of final course grades with all the variables in the model. Analysis of the data revealed that three independent variables (GPA, Expectancy, and GPA_Exp) were significant predictors in the model of learning achievement in asynchronous online courses. Discussion of the study’s predictive model follows. Originally published in Perspectives in Health Information Management 2006 Vol. 3, No. 7.

Additional Information

Publication
Perspectives in Health Information Management. 3:7(Summer, 2006) p. 1-17.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
health information management, allied health, learning achievement, regression analysis, expectancy for learning, online learning, asynchronous Web-based learning, epistemological beliefs, self-regulated learning

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