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Lalida Sasai

Doctor of Philosophy, (Education)
Study Completed: 2015
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
The Relationship between Self-Regulated Learning and the Use of Online Portfolios in an Online Learning Environment

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Self-regulated learning describes how learners control and direct their thoughts, feelings and actions in relation to their learning goals, and is an important requirement for successful learning. Ms Sasai investigated postgraduate students'' self-regulated learning skills in relation to their use of compilations of their work by means of online portfolios. She also examined factors that affected students'' self-efficacy beliefs and perceptions of their ability to be successful in using online portfolios. She found that self-regulated learning skills are linked to the use of online portfolios, and both are influenced in a reciprocal dynamic by personal, behavioural and environmental factors. She also integrated the three theories of Zimmerman’s (1998) self-regulated learning, Barrett’s (2010) use of online portfolios, and Bandura’s (1986) reciprocal interaction to help to explain motivational factors that are related to students’ use of online portfolios.

Professor James Chapman
Associate Professor Alison Kearney
Associate Professor Mandia Mentis