The Development of a Conceptual Model Promoting Learners’ Ownership in an Online Learning Environment

Divina C. Casim, Yong-Chil Yang


The purpose of this study was to explore the development of a conceptual model that promotes ownership in an online learning environment. It proceeds toward building a comprehensive online learning model that illustrates the interrelationship among learning motivation, cognition and meta-cognition. Those components can be employed into strategies to promote the learner ownership that is assumed to be an essential factor influencing learners’ achievement. The main methods of the study were literature review about ownership and development research on building of a conceptual model. A conceptual model of learners’ ownership in an online learning environment is proposed into integration of three factors of learning motivation, cognition, and meta-cognition and Milner-Bolotin’s three categories of ownership (2001), which are composed of personal value, control and responsibility. Since the model is a hypothetical and conceptual, further research for testing its theoretical validity is needed.

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