Research Now—What does it mean to be a self-directed online learner?


The authors build on existing models of self-directed learning to incorporate the unique characteristics of online learning context. We will discuss how the model can help instructors scaffold the development of self-directed online learners.

Song, L & Hill, J (2007). A conceptual model for understanding self-directed learning in online environments. Journal of Interactive Online Learning6(1), 27-42.

Research Now brings together faculty members interested in discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. Each monthly meeting will feature a new research article that addresses a current topic or issue in this area. All faculty are welcome to attend and propose articles for discussion.

Registration is preferred but not required.