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Autonomous Learning Mediated by Digital Technology Processes in Higher Education: A Systematic Review

  • Washington Fierro-SaltosEmail author
  • Cecilia Sanz
  • Alejandra Zangara
  • Cesar Guevara
  • Hugo Arias-Flores
  • David Castillo-Salazar
  • José Varela-Aldás
  • Carlos Borja-Galeas
  • Richard Rivera
  • Jairo Hidalgo-Guijarro
  • Marco Yandún-Velasteguí
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)

Abstract

The concept of autonomous learning has been resignified in recent years as a result of the expansion of the different types of study. Online education in higher education institutions has become an effective option to increase and diversify opportunities for access and learning, however, high rates of dropout, reprisal and low averages still persist. academic performance. Recent research shows that the problem is accentuated because most students have difficulty self-regulating their own learning process autonomously. From this perspective, the purpose of the study was to examine and analyze, through a systematic review of the literature, on autonomous/self-regulated learning, theoretical models and determine which variables influence a learning process mediated by technology processes in the higher education. The findings indicate that: (1) autonomous learning is a synonym of self-regulation; (2) Pintrich’s self-regulatory model is the most used in digital contexts; and (3) the self-regulatory variables identified are wide and varied.

Keywords

Autonomous learning and self-regulation Online education Higher education 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the State University of Bolivar, giving me the facilities to carry out the research thesis called “Strategies based on analytical learning for the study of the variables related to autonomous learning. Case study in Higher Education of Ecuador”, as part of the Doctorate in Informatics at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Washington Fierro-Saltos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Cecilia Sanz
    • 2
  • Alejandra Zangara
    • 2
  • Cesar Guevara
    • 3
  • Hugo Arias-Flores
    • 3
  • David Castillo-Salazar
    • 2
    • 4
  • José Varela-Aldás
    • 4
  • Carlos Borja-Galeas
    • 5
    • 6
  • Richard Rivera
    • 7
  • Jairo Hidalgo-Guijarro
    • 8
  • Marco Yandún-Velasteguí
    • 8
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias de la EducaciónUniversidad Estatal de BolívarGuanujoEcuador
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigación en Informática LIDI- Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Nacional de la PlataBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Mechatronics and Interactive Systems - MIST Research CenterUniversidad IndoaméricaAmbatoEcuador
  4. 4.SISAu Research GroupUniversidad IndoaméricaAmbatoEcuador
  5. 5.Facultad de Arquitectura Artes y DiseñoUniversidad IndoaméricaAmbatoEcuador
  6. 6.Facultad de Diseño y ComunicaciónUniversidad de PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina
  7. 7.Escuela de Formación de TecnólogosEscuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  8. 8.Grupo de Investigación GISATUniversidad Politécnica Estatal del CarchiTulcanEcuador

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