Self-regulation in open-ended online assignment tasks: the importance of initial task interpretation and goal setting

  title={Self-regulation in open-ended online assignment tasks: the importance of initial task interpretation and goal setting},
  author={Karley Beckman and Tiffani Apps and Sue Bennett and Barney Dalgarno and Gregor E. Kennedy and Lori Lockyer},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  pages={821 - 835}
ABSTRACT With an increase in technology to mediate learning and a shift to more student-centred approaches, open-ended online assignment tasks are becoming more common in higher education. Open-ended tasks offer opportunities for students to develop their own interpretations of the requirements, and online technologies offer greater flexibility and afford new types of interactions with teachers and other students. This paper presents a study of students' task interpretation and self-set goals… 

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