Stephen Downes

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The authors study the relationships between self-efficacy, task value, and the use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies in MOOCs. They find "positive relationships between self-efficacy and SRL strategies" as well as "positive relationships between task value and SRL strategies". So: if students think the content is important, and if they are self-starters, then they are more likely to successfully manage their own learning in MOOCs. As a broad generalization that's probably true (and was likely known to be true before this study). If I had more room I'd look at the definitions of the terms (they're provided in the literature review) and question the measurement of specific elements of those definitions. Why would we think self-reporting on a survey would be reliable here, for example? Image: Home of Bob.

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