Web 2.0 integration requires a high level of learner-centered skills to create a personal learning environment (PLE). The pedagogical capability of Web 2.0 could support and promote self-regulated learning (SRL) by enabling the constructions of PLEs. This study investigated how will each of the six aspects of self-regulated online learning (i.e., environment structuring, goal setting, time management, task strategies, help seeking, & self-evaluation) respectively predict the level of initiative, the sense of control, and the level of self-reflection in personal learning environment (PLE) management. The study concluded that all six aspects of SRL could predict three types of PLE management besides environmental structuring to the level of initiative. Educators need to prepare all learners to advance their SRL to achieve sufficient PLE skills and knowledge to become competent digital network learners.
Yen, C., Tu, C., Sujo-Montes, L., & Sealander, K. (2016). A Predictor for PLE Management: Impacts of Self- Regulated Online Learning on Students’ Learning Skills. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE), 9(1). https://doi.org/10.18785/jetde.0901.03