Investigating self-regulated learning strategies of adult learners in the Australian VET online learning environment

Year: 2019

Author: Narayanan, Kalpana, Chandra, Dr, Vinesh, Blundell, Dr, Christopher

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is growing rapidly and is delivering many of its courses online. However, the quality of courses has been a concern for the Australian Government and its stakeholders for a number of years. This sector comprises primarily adult learners, who have unique learning styles and aspirations. The Australian government is actively looking into several reforms to improve the quality of teaching and learning of VET courses. In view of these developments, there is a critical need for investigations into the learning strategies that are most effective for VET adult learners. However, very limited studies have been done that specifically target this area. Using the mixed methods research approach, the study aims to investigate the effectiveness of online teaching and learning strategies that contribute to the learner satisfaction. The study uses the self-regulated learning strategies and the DEDEPRO model which is adopted from Bigg’s 3Ps model as the theoretical framework. This poster will demonstrate a conceptual framework, detailing the application of these theories to enhance adult learners’ learning satisfaction in the VET online learning environment.