Linking perceptions of control and signs of engagement in the process and content of collaborative e-learning

Rachel Harris, Klara Bolander, Marcel Lebrun, Françoise Docq, M Bouvy

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This paper explores various theoretical models relating to control and motivation. Following this, we propose that perception of control is one of the crucial factors influencing motivation and thus engagement with learning. We have focused on individual learners’ perceptions of control and how this might be related to their engagement with collaborative e-learning in terms of process and content. To assess this, we have developed a questionnaire that draws on the many factors that could influence control and motivation. Some preliminary descriptive results from a trial of the questionnaire are briefly outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 networked learning conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventNetworked Learning 2004 Conference - Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20047 Jun 2004


ConferenceNetworked Learning 2004 Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • self-efficacy
  • locus of control
  • control
  • motivation
  • engagement
  • collaborative e-learning

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