How to facilitate self-regulated learning? A case study on open educational resources

Tak-Lam WONG, Haoran XIE, Di ZOU, Fu Lee WANG, Jeff Kai Tai TANG, Anthony KONG, Reggie KWAN

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This paper investigates the students’ self-regulated learning in elementary education when traditional teaching method, which is teacher centered in a classroom, is replaced with a blended approach enriched with open educational resources. Various open educational resources such as videos, simulations, and learning games are readily available on the Web. In addition, mobile and classroom technologies, such as portable devices can be considered as teaching tools in education. The good use of these educational resources and technologies can not only assist students’ formal classroom learning but also cultivate the self-regulated learning of students. The i-Classroom implemented in an elementary school adopted a new teaching method, which made use of the online educational resources and information technology, to achieve this goal. Three surveys (Sample size N = 149, N = 168, N = 150) were conducted to investigate the effectiveness of promoting three key aspects of self-regulated learning: learning motivation, planning and management, and self-monitoring. Focus group interviewed was also carried out to collect the feedback in i-classroom learning. The results show that i-Classroom can help students to enhance their ability in self-regulated learning. Copyright © 2019 Beijing Normal University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-77
JournalJournal of Computers in Education
Issue number1
Early online date19 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


Wong, T.-L., Xie, H., Zou, D., Wang, F. L., Tang, J. K. T., Kong, A., & Kwan, R. (2020). How to facilitate self-regulated learning? A case study on open educational resources. Journal of Computers in Education, 7(1), 51-77. doi: 10.1007/s40692-019-00138-4


  • SELF-regulated learning
  • Open educational resources
  • Learning motivation
  • Planning and management
  • Self-monitoring


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