Developing self-efficacy through a massive open online course on study skills

Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia y Armellini, Alejandro (2017) Developing self-efficacy through a massive open online course on study skills. Open praxis, 9 (3). pp. 335-343. ISSN 2304-070X

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Self-efficacy is a strong predictor of academic performance, and an area of interest for higher education institutions. This paper reports on a massive open online course (MOOC) on study skills, aimed at increasing self-efficacy. Participants (n=32) were from Mexico and Colombia, with ages ranging from 21 to 45 years. At the beginning and the end of the MOOC, learners answered a survey that included the General Self-Efficacy Scale, items on specific study skills, and space for optional comments. Findings show statistically significant increases in general self-efficacy after completing the MOOC, as well as in the perceived self-efficacy related to five out of six study skills. Comments suggest that participants are aware of and value their own improvement. For students, MOOCs can represent low-risk, formative opportunities to widen their knowledge and increase their self-efficacy. For academic institutions, well-designed MOOCs on study skills provide a means to support students.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Self-efficacy; Study skills; Massive open online courses; MOOCs; Online learning; Autoeficacia; Habilidades de estudio; Cursos en línea abiertos; MOOCs; Aprendizaje en línea
Materias: B Filosofía, Psicología, Religión > BF Psicología
L Educación > LB Teoría y Práctica de la Educación
Divisiones: Psicología
Usuario depositante: Dra Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodríguez
Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda
Fecha del depósito: 25 Mar 2019 22:56
Última modificación: 25 Mar 2019 22:56

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