You are here:

The Effectiveness of E-Learning Systems: A Review of the Empirical Literature on Learner Control
ARTICLE

,

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 1540-4595

Abstract

E-learning systems are considerably changing education and organizational training. With the advancement of online-based learning systems, learner control over the instructional process has emerged as a decisive factor in technology-based forms of learning. However, conceptual work on the role of learner control in e-learning has not advanced sufficiently to predict how autonomous learning impacts e-learning effectiveness. To extend the research on the role of learner control in e-learning and to examine its impact on e-learning effectiveness, this study reviews 54 empirical articles on learner control during the period 1996-2013. The findings are then applied to derive a conceptual framework as a reference model to illustrate how learner control affects e-learning effectiveness. The findings provide new insights into the role and different dimensions of learner control in e-learning with implications for learning processes and learning outcomes.

Citation

Sorgenfrei, C. & Smolnik, S. (2016). The Effectiveness of E-Learning Systems: A Review of the Empirical Literature on Learner Control. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 14(2), 154-184. Retrieved June 18, 2019 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on January 10, 2019. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords