Delve into Online Learning Experience of Adult Learners Through the Lens of Self Determination Theory (76714)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Peik-Foong Yeap

Thursday, 23 November 2023 12:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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As the training environment is adjusting to online teaching and learning especially in the post pandemic era, learners’ workload, the learning capacity, and the level of stress and anxiety associated with this transition are taking a significant toll on the lives of learners. This is a massive problem that is growing at an alarming rate. While some learners are thriving due to online learning, the toll of the virus, social isolation, increasing workload, and other associated effects are rising among many learners - a phenomenon that should not be overlooked. This study anchored itself on the self-determination theory (SDT) of motivation to investigate the Continuing and Education Training (CET) online adult learners’ autonomy, competence, and relatedness needs using a qualitative approach. Purposive sampling method was used to identify respondents to participate in the study. Semi structured interviews were conducted among respondents. Data were coded and second order themes were developed and analyzed. The results revealed that course content that tailored and aligned with the personal learning preferences and student-centric hybrid approaches to content development and delivery are imperative factors to improve course uniqueness. Theoretical and practical implications are further discussed. The study also suggested future research opportunities to extend knowledge and understanding.

PeikFoong Yeap, University of Newcastle, Australia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr PeikFoong Yeap is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at University of Newcastle in Australia

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00