Learning strategies in distance course: validation of a scale

Although few researches on evaluation of distance training. This article intends to contribute on this area when build and statistically validate the instrument Learning Strategies. The evaluated course was offered by SEBRAE to Brazilian students. The data have been collected at the end of the course by questionnaire that measured the frequency with the participants to use the strategies during the course. It have been made statistics analyses of Principal Components (PC) and Factors (PAF) and Internal Consistency (Coefficient Alpha). After the statistical validate, the questionnaire present seven factors: Emotion control, 5 questions (a=0,89); Interpersonal help seeking, 6 questions (a=0,89); Rehearsal and organization, 5 questions (a=0,77); Motivation control, 4 questions (a=0,84); Elaboration, 3 questions (a=0,83); Help of the material, 2 questions (a=0,75); Comprehension monitoring, 3 questions (a=0,82). The results indicated that the scale is valid and reliable statistically.

Distance education; Training; Learning strategies


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