To succeed in online distance learning where students are physically separated from teachers and peers, students must develop self-regulated learning skills to effectively manage their learning process. This study examined how students with different demographic backgrounds adopt or fail to adopt self-regulated learning to engage in online distance learning. Survey data were collected from 295 students at Indonesia Open University. Although students’ online learning self-efficacy and online self-regulated learning were above average, they reported low levels of confidence and abilities to seek help, develop task strategies, and allocate time for online learning. Their online self-regulated learning and online learning self-efficacy were significantly correlated. However, there were no significant relationships between online self-regulated learning and learning performance, and between online learning self-efficacy and learning performance. Furthermore, female and/or older students reported lower learning performance than male and younger students. Qualitative data from open-ended questions were analyzed to interpret the quantitative results. Recommendations for stakeholders of open universities were made to assist in students’ improvement of self-regulated learning skills and to address equity issues in Indonesian online distance learning and similar contexts. Copyright © 2022 by the authors.
CitationSantoso, H. B., Riyanti, R. D., Prastati, T., Triatmoko H. S., F., Susanty, A., & Yang, M. (2022). Learners’ online self-regulated learning skills in Indonesia Open University: Implications for policies and practice. Education Sciences, 12(7). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12070469
- Open university
- Online distance learning
- Online self-regulated learning
- Online learning self-efficacy