Join the miniMOOC “Active Self-regulated Learning”

Join the miniMOOC “Active Self-regulated Learning”

OpenVM mini-MOOCs provide learners with an opportunity to develop skills for successful participation in virtual mobility. The OpenVM project defined eight main competence clusters for virtual mobility, each including a number of skills and subskills. Active self-regulated learning is one of the eight skill clusters and one of the eight mini-MOOCs offered on the OpenVM Learning Hub. You can sign in to see all OpenVM mini-MOOCs here

Being an active self-regulated learner implies that the person is able to self-regulate the own learning process, can reflect on learning experience and one’s own progress and can demonstrate that he/she has the agency of one’s own learning.

The mini-MOOC “Active self-regulated learning” is specifically designed for students and teachers interested in improving their active self-regulated learning skills. The MOOC is structured in three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced. As a teacher you may recommend this mini-MOOC to your students for self-study at foundation level, integrate this mini-MOOC in your curriculum at all three levels, or find useful resources for your own educational practices.

The mini-MOOC “Active self-regulated learning” offers learners several Open Educational Resources (OERs), such as videos, webpages or other textual resources as well as self-assessments, including quizzes, and an e-portfolio with peer-assessment.

The specific topics/learning objectives covered in this MOOC include:

Foundation level:

  • the definition of self-regulation
  • the different steps in the self-regulated learning cycle
  • the theoretical concepts behind self-regulation

Intermediate level:

  • the steps towards self-regulated learning that build upon each other
  • different examples of self-regulated learning
  • strategies for self-monitoring and reflection for a given problem

Advanced level:

  • the neuroscientific executive functioning system related to self-regulated learning
  • the three-layered model of self-regulated learning
  • the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and strategies to move towards a growth mindset
  • understanding how Personal Learning Environments can support self-regulated learning skills
  • self-regulating the own learning process for a given problem

Upon successful completion of the mini-MOOC “Active self-regulated learning”, learners can obtain OpenVM Badges (digital microcredentials), which recognise active self-regulated learning skills at one of the three levels (foundation, intermediate, advanced). The three OpenVM Badges in the “Active self-regulated learning” mini-MOOC are:


Everyone can participate anytime in the foundation level. Since the foundation level is self-paced, learners can obtain an OpenVM Badge at any time by completing all the activities at this level course. OERs and quizzes at intermediate and advanced levels are also always available. However, in order to obtain OpenVM Badges at intermediate and advanced levels, a group of learners is needed to complete group-based activities. Therefore, we recommend integrating the intermediate and advanced levels into teaching activities, e. g. university courses, seminars, vocational training and so on.

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