Evaluation of an instructional system for a self-regulatory online environment: the case of psychology in Mexico
This paper presents an experience that emerged in the System Open University and Distance Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) which was a program initiated by Ecuador to provide some degrees through distance education, thus developing the concept of e-learning among universities in Mexico which offer higher education degrees in psychology. The beginning of the process was in 2006. At that time there began a growth which, among other problems, led to a disorder in the quantity of thematic content and an absence of vertical order between subjects which reflected the lack of skill of self-regulated learning in diverse student population. One of the efforts was aimed at improving the organization of material as well as promoting learning strategies based on cognitive models of self-regulation. The results are presented in this document.
Instructional design; self-regulated learning; distance education; psychology.