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Raising Awareness of Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) (2021)

Laine, S., Myllymäki, M., & Hakala, I. (2021). Raising Awareness of Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR). In B. Csapó, & J. Uhomoibhi (Eds.), CSEDU 2021 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Vol. 2 (pp. 324-331). SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. https://doi.org/10.5220/0010403304390446

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All authors or editors: Laine, Sanna; Myllymäki, Mikko; Hakala, Ismo

Parent publication: CSEDU 2021 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Vol. 2

Parent publication editors: Csapó, Beno; Uhomoibhi, James

Place and date of conference: Online, 23.-25.4.2021

eISBN: 978-989-758-502-9

eISSN: 2184-5026

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 324-331

Number of pages in the book: 376

Publisher: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications

Place of Publication: Setúbal

Publication country: Portugal

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5220/0010403304390446

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77504


This paper describes the mapping of self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) for adult students applying for a master’s degree program delivered entirely as distanced learning. Since SDLR is strongly linked to both adult learning and online education, developing of self-directed learning (SDL) skills should be taken into consideration in our degree program. Making future students aware of SDLR is the first stage in introducing self-directed learning methods and practices in learning environments. The easiest way to do this is to have students answer an SDLR self-assessment questionnaire and give them feedback regarding their SDLR level. This paper presents how this is realized and provides the preliminary results of the study and the applicants’ SDLR score distributions. The results indicate high SDLR among all applicants.

Keywords: distance studies; online learning; self-direction; lifelong learning; adult study; information technology

Free keywords: Self-Directed Learning (SDLR); SDLR Scale; Distance Education; Adult Learning

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      • Hakala, Ismo
    • Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Central Finland

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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