A Pedagogical-based Learning Object System to Support Self-regulated Learning

Ali Alharbi, Frans Henskens, Michael Hannaford


Self-regulated learning has become an important construct in education research in the last few years. Self-regulated learning in its simple form is the learner’s ability to monitor and control the learning process. There is increasing research in the literature on how to support students to become more self-regulated learners. However, advancements in information technology have led to paradigm changes in the design and development of educational content. The concept of learning object instructional technology has emerged as a result of this shift in educational technology paradigms. This paper presents the results of a study that investigated the potential educational effectiveness of a pedagogical-based learning object system to assist computer science students. A prototype learning object system was developed based on the contemporary research on self-regulated learning. The system was educationally evaluated in a quasi-experimental study over two semesters in a core course on programming languages concepts. The evaluation revealed that a learning object system that takes into consideration contemporary research on self-regulated learning can be an effective learning environment to support computer science education.


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Paper Citation

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Alharbi A., Henskens F. and Hannaford M. (2013). A Pedagogical-based Learning Object System to Support Self-regulated Learning . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 106-115. DOI: 10.5220/0004383801060115

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author={Ali Alharbi and Frans Henskens and Michael Hannaford},
title={A Pedagogical-based Learning Object System to Support Self-regulated Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A Pedagogical-based Learning Object System to Support Self-regulated Learning
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Alharbi A.
AU - Henskens F.
AU - Hannaford M.
PY - 2013
SP - 106
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0004383801060115