SRLx: A Personalized Learner Interface for MOOCs

Dan Davis, Vasileios Triglianos, Claudia Hauff, Geert-Jan Houben

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Past research in large-scale learning environments has found one of the most inhibiting factors to learners’ success to be their inability to effectively self-regulate their learning efforts. In traditional small-scale learning environments, personalized feedback (on progress, content, behavior, etc.) has been found to be an effective solution to this issue, but it has not yet widely been evaluated at scale. In this paper we present the Personalized SRL Support System (SRLx), an interactive widget that we designed and open-sourced to improve learners’ self-regulated learning behavior in the Massive Open Online Course platform edX. SRLx enables learners to plan their learning on a weekly basis and view real-time feedback on the realization of those plans. We deployed SRLx in a renewable energies MOOC to more than 2,900 active learners and performed an exploratory analysis on our learners’ SRL behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifelong Technology-Enhanced Learning
Subtitle of host publication13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2018
EditorsV. Pammer-Schindler , M. Pérez-Sanagustín , H. Drachsler, R. Elferink, M. Scheffel
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-98572-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-98571-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2018: Lifelong Technology-Enhanced Learning - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20185 Sep 2018
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
Internet address

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Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project
Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Learner modeling
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Personalized learning


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