Self-Regulated Learning Using Multimedia Programs in Dentistry Postgraduate Students: A Multimethod Approach


Miguel LLORET, Estela AGUILAR, Alejandro LLORET


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to study the effect of a multimedia computing program on the production of activities and self-regulated learning processes in 18 students of the Dentistry postdegree (Celaya, Mexico). A multi-method design (quasi-experimental, pretest-post-test and qualitative: Think aloud protocol) was used. Self-regulated activities were identified with the MSLQ questionnaire. Results of the MSLQ pretest/post-test questionnaire didn't show an intervention effect. In contrast, the qualitative methodology allowed the registration of a high frequency of self-regulated dimensions on the metacognitive area, on the making of inferences (cognitive area), and on the planning time and effort (behavioural area). Our data revealed the usefulness of a qualitative methodology for the understanding of the complex nature of the self-regulatory processes on learning environments based on computers.


Keywords

Self-Regulated Learning, Multimedia, Multi-Method Design, Metacognition, Postdegree Students

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 101 - 121
Issue IEJEE, Volume 2, Issue 1, Special Issue Metacognition
Date of acceptance 01 October 2009
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Downloaded (times) 254

Author(s) Details

Miguel LLORET

Universidad Latina de México, Mexico


Estela AGUILAR

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico


Alejandro LLORET

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico


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