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Huang, Y. M., Huang, Y. M., Wang, C. S., Liu, C. H., & Sandnes, F. E. (2012).Supporting Self-Regulated Learning in Web 2.0 Contexts.
The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Web2SRL is a Web 2.0 self-regulated learning system that is used as anintervention program for self-learners. The system uses blogs and RSS feeds and helpsstudents select reading strategies and tools for articles. The Web2SRL system seemsto help more with planning and reading in a true student-regulated learningenvironment. The purpose of the study is to answer two questions: 1) What is the effectof the Web2SRL system on high and low achieving students and 2) What are students’perceptions of the Web2SRL system? (Huang, 2012, p. 189-190). The study wasconducted as pre-test and post-test to study the results of using the Web2SRL systemin a web-based learning environment. 39 undergraduate students in Taiwan wereselected. The average participant was 20.5 years, had over 4 years of knowledge withthe Internet, and spent at least an hour on the Internet each day (Huang, 2012, p. 190).There was no other group except this one.The students used the Web2SRL system to learn some computer and Internetbasics. Students also had to take a questionnaire asking their opinion of the Web2SRLsystem at the beginning and a pre-test of their knowledge about new computer andInternet technologies. The pre-test was 30 multiple-choice questions, and students tooka post-test after learning with Web2SRL. The students also took a questionnaire abouttheir opinions of Web2SRL after the experiment. The study found that the Web2SRLsystem was helpful in obtaining knowledge in a web-based learning environment forlow-achieving students. The Web2SRL system seemed to help them take moreresponsibility for their learning and prevented them from getting off track, which is aneasy thing to do on the Internet. The high-achieving students used the built in planning