Current educational trends identify self-regulation as an essential skill for today’s K-12 students. Online learning environments provide a unique opportunity for teachers to use the various features to cultivate student self-regulation. Through a review of the literature, self-regulation has been defined and key strategies have been identified that support self-regulated learning in online learning environments. Course design, goal setting and orientation, self-efficacy, scaffolding, and reflection are identified as key factors that foster student self-regulated learning skills. The article concludes with implications for teacher education.



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