Constructing and evaluating online goal-setting mechanisms in web-based portfolio assessment system for facilitating self-regulated learning

Chi Cheng Chang, Kuo Hung Tseng, Chaoyun Liang, Yueh Mai Liao

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The purpose of the present study was to construct goal-setting mechanisms in a web-based portfolio assessment system (WBPAS), based on the self-regulated learning (SRL) process proposed by Zimmerman, and to examine effects of these mechanisms on SRL. The participants were two classes of 11th graders taking the website design class in a vocational high school. The participants were assigned randomly to either an experimental group (n = 40) learning with a WBPAS or a control group (n = 41) learning with a paper-based portfolio. The study results revealed the following: a) the quality of goal-setting mechanisms may facilitate SRL. b) Students setting learning goals with the WBPAS demonstrated significantly better SRL than students setting learning goals with the paper-based portfolio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-249
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Education
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 15



  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Human-computer interface
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Teaching/learning strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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