Introduction - The Challenge
Although many universities are moving their courses to an online environment, there is a general lack of attention focused on the role of self-regulated learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of the effectiveness of instruction in distance education environments (Abrami et al. 2011).
With more opportunities for students to complete certificates and degree programs in a virtual environment, there is a greater demand for online courses. However, instructors often face many challenges. Many accustomed to best classroom practices in their Face-to-Face courses struggle with how to transfer them to an online course. Click the Play button to the left to listen to the scenario a French teacher is experiencing. Then continue to the Initial Thoughts page.
- What does it mean to be a self-regulated learner?
- What types of strategies are used for Second Language Acquisition?
- How can instructors engage students in an online environment and encourage self-regulation?