Improving Learning Outcomes with Self-Regulation Prompts, 07-R9683Printer Friendly Version
Inclusive Dates: 01/12/07 01/31/08
Background - SwRI collaborated with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to study the effects of self-regulation in web-based training (WBT) in a variety of domains. The objective of this IR&D was to replicate ADL's previous findings on the value of self-regulation in WBT using courseware designed for the Department of Defense. Specifically, the study assessed whether prompting self-regulation increased on-task cognition and enhanced performance across two WBT programs. Each program is briefly described below.
EXPRESS for Inventory Management
Specialists/Material Managers (EXPRESS 200)
Use of Force
Approach - The first step in conducting this study was to identify the courses that would incorporate the self-regulation prompts. After participating in preliminary discussions with ADL and learning about their specific needs for the study, the project team selected the courses described above (EXPRESS 200 and Use of Force). Both courses were designed for DOD audiences and represent diverse subject matter, increasing the chances of more informative results. The following tasks were conducted:
Accomplishments - At project end, 18 students had either begun or completed EXPRESS 200. Issues with the customer's Learning Management System (LMS) delayed data collection for Use of Force. However, data collection for both courses is ongoing.