The Relationship of Positive Personal Traits in Blended Learning: Meaning-Making, Self-regulation, and Knowledge Management

  • Yu-chu YehEmail author
  • Chun Fu Lin
  • Yi-Ling Yeh
  • Han Hsuan Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 179)


This study aims to explore whether two positive personal traits, namely, sense-making and self-regulation, would affect knowledge management in blended learning. The participants included 33 university students. A web 2.0 website and an online knowledge management questionnaire system (KMQS) written by PHP and JavaScript were employed to collect data. The findings in this study suggest that meaning-making and self-regulation have significant effects on knowledge management in blended learning. The findings in this study not only provide an innovative approach in studies of blended learning, but also an insightful perspective for understanding the learning in technology-advanced learning environments.


blended learning knowledge management meaning-making self-regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-chu Yeh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chun Fu Lin
    • 2
  • Yi-Ling Yeh
    • 1
  • Han Hsuan Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Teacher Education; Research Center for Mind, Brain & Learning; Center for Creativity and Innovation StudiesNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan (R.O.C)
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Science and Ocean EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan (R.O.C.)

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