Date of Award

Fall 12-2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Foundations & Leadership

Program/Concentration

Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation

Committee Director

Linda Bol

Committee Member

Timothy Cleary

Committee Member

Joanna Garner

Committee Member

Tony Perez

Abstract

The effects of training on teachers’ self-regulated learning (SRL), self-efficacy for teaching, and perceived instructional effectiveness in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments were investigated. Participants were 80 K-12 teachers who had recently transitioned to teaching in a CSCL environment when schools closed in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic. The researcher also explored how teachers use SRL skills in their learning and instruction. Training consisted of weekly collaborative meetings addressing pedagogy and technology connections. Participants in the treatment group received explicit training in SRL and practice applying concepts to their learning and instruction. Participants in both group conditions engaged in activities fostering reflection, goal setting, planning, monitoring, and motivation for learning and teaching in a CSCL environment. The quantitative results revealed no group differences between teachers’ SRL, self-efficacy for teaching, and perceived instructional effectiveness in CSCL. However, analyses of follow-up interviews and participants’ weekly reflections throughout the training intervention showed teachers in the treatment group more frequently and with greater specificity described their SRL skills by comparison to the teachers who did not receive explicit SRL training. These findings suggest training in SRL in CSCL environments likely contributes to teachers’ professional knowledge and skills as instructors in CSCL environments. Additionally, the granularity of measures likely impacts detection of SRL, self-efficacy for teaching, and perceived instructional effectiveness in CSCL environments.

DOI

10.25777/71md-j084

ISBN

9798557048460

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