Merhaba Misafir

Predicting ease of studying and learning success from learner characteristics in a distance training for in-service teachers


How to support students in successful learning is one of the persisting problems of distance and online learning. One research focus that can inform educators is to explore the extent that learners’ characteristics and skills determine learning. Thus, this study explores the effects of domain-specific prior-knowledge, intrinsic motivation, computer attitude, computer anxiety, and learning management skills on learning in a training course about media pedagogy for teachers. The data were collected from 49 in-service teachers who answered various questionnaires and took knowledge tests. By using regression analyses, we investigated the extent that the selected learner characteristics account for ratings of content difficulty, studying difficulty, experienced pressure/tension, and effort/importance while learning and for performance. Content difficulty was best predicted by computer anxiety and studying difficulty by computer anxiety and intrinsic motivation. The experienced pressure/tension was best predicted by intrinsic motivation and time management skills. Effort/importance was best predicted by meta-cognitive skills and performance by meta-cognitive skills and prior knowledge.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : TOJDEL (The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 7
  • ISSN : 2147-6454
  • Sayı : 4
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 295-309
  • IO Kayıt No : 100968
  • Yayıncı : Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları