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time managementThe Learners: Self-Regulation

Whether taking a face-to-face or online course, students must be able to manage their own learning. The ability to self-regulate is critical for success.

Self-regulated learning involves:

Supporting Self-Regulation Learners

Consider ways to facilitate self-regulation in your students by encouraging metacognitive awareness, promoting time management, encouraging social interaction, and providing effective, efficient, and appealing learning materials.

Encourage Metacognitive Awareness

Help learners use metacognitive strategies to become more self-aware. In other words, encourage students to think about themselves, their learning style, their motivation, their personality and their approach to online learning.

Ask students to consider the following suggestions:

Promote Time Management

Provide learners with tips for time management during online course.

Ask students to consider the following suggestions:

Encourage Social Interaction

To succeed in online discussions and other online course activities, participants must have basic social skills including the ability to:

Provide Effective, Efficient, and Appealing Learning Materials

Support learners through the design of quality course materials.

To learn more about self-regulation, go to Virtual Information Inquiry: Self-regulation.

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Are a self-regulated learner?
What tools or resources will you build into the course to encourage self-regulation?

Self-regulated learning involves managing one's own learning through metacognitive strategies.

Facilitate self-regulated learning by
- encouraging metacognitive awareness,
- promoting time management,
- encouraging social interaction, and
- providing effective, efficient, and appealing learning materials.


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