A4 Article in conference proceedings
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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Publication details

All authors or editorsLaine, Sanna; Myllymäki, Mikko; Hakala, Ismo

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

Parent publication editorsCsapó, Beno; Uhomoibhi, James

Place and date of conferenceOnline23.-25.4.2021

eISBN 978-989-758-502-9


Publication year2021

Pages range324-331

Number of pages in the book376

PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications

Place of PublicationSetúbal

Publication countryPortugal

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

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.

Keywordsdistance studiesonline learningself-directionlifelong learningadult studyinformation technology

Free keywordsSelf-Directed Learning (SDLR); SDLR Scale; Distance Education; Adult Learning

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Related projects

  • WinIT - Women in IT
      • HakalaIsmo
    • Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Central Finland

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating0

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