Self-regulated learning strategies in higher education: Fostering digital literacy for sustainable lifelong learning


Anthonysamy, Lilian and Koo, Ah Choo and Hew, Soon Hin (2020) Self-regulated learning strategies in higher education: Fostering digital literacy for sustainable lifelong learning. Education and Information Technologies, 25 (4). pp. 2393-2414. ISSN 1360-2357

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This paper aims to examine how self-regulated learning strategies (SRLS) can foster theenhancement of digital literacy in digital learning to increase efficiencies in humancapital for sustainable development in lifelong learning. Digital disruption in theeducation sector is unavoidable. The results of this study will be useful for educatorsand students to establish guidelines on how to utilize SRLS to enhance digital literacycompetence and hence lifelong learning as developing human capital for the futureworkplace is crucial. Since research supports the fact that digital natives lack digitalliteracy, this paper look at how SRLS can foster digital literacy because it assistsstudents to manage their learning independently online. Furthermore, there is a dearthof evidence on the effects of SRLS on digital literacy. How SRLS can elevate digitalliteracy is still rudimentary. To fulfill the purpose of the study, four hypotheses wereformulated. A cross sectional survey of full-time undergraduates from IT or Multimediaprograms to examine the relationships between the use of self-regulated learningstrategies towards digital literacy in digital learning within from selected privateuniversities with blended learning environments in the central region of Malaysia.Atotal of 563 respondents were analyzed via Structured Equation Modelling using Partialleast Squares (PLS) to obtain the final results. The results of the hypotheses revealedthree out of four hypotheses were supported corroborating that three domains of SRLS(metacognitive knowledge, resource management, and motivational beliefs) showed asignificant positive influence on digital literacy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer literacy, Self-regulated learning strategies, Digital learning, Higher education, Digital literacy, Lifelong learning, Blended learning, Smart PLS
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 10:17
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 10:17


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