Title

Self-Regulation of Learners in an Asynchronous University Math Course

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Quarterly Review of Distance Education

Abstract

This qualitative research project was conducted to investigate the self-regulation strategies of learners in an asynchronous college-level math course. Seven students participated in the study, which was conducted at a large state university in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Transcripts of face-to-face interviews, electronic journal entries, and artifacts were collected during the spring 2006 semester. A follow-up electronic journal entry was collected in 2007. Findings include the identification of a general learning strategy employed by the participants and improved learner confidence. Self-regulation strategies were identified and are compared to self-regulation strategies documented for more traditional learning environments.