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

Sanna Laine, Mikko Myllymäki, Ismo Hakala

Abstract

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.

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Laine S., Myllymäki M. and Hakala I. (2021). Raising Awareness of Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR). In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 439-446. DOI: 10.5220/0010403304390446


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Sanna Laine and Mikko Myllymäki and Ismo Hakala},
title={Raising Awareness of Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR)},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={439-446},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010403304390446},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Raising Awareness of Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR)
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Laine S.
AU - Myllymäki M.
AU - Hakala I.
PY - 2021
SP - 439
EP - 446
DO - 10.5220/0010403304390446