Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Author ORCID Identifier

Muhammad Ovais Ahmad: 0000-0002-7885-0369


Reflective learning diaries can help students develop self-regulated learning (SRL), a critical skill for success. For teachers such learning diaries can be a valuable tool for formative evaluation of SRL. However, there is limited research on the use of reflective diaries in software engineering and information systems education. To address this gap, we conducted a case study in which reflective learning diaries were used in a course. The goal of this research is to investigate the potential of using reflective diaries to formatively evaluate three key features of SRL: conceptions of knowledge, conceptions of learning, and strategies for monitoring and regulating learning. Our findings suggest that reflective diaries is a valuable tool for formative evaluation of SRL in software engineering education. Reflection on learning experiences helps students develop self-awareness of their SRL skills and identify areas for improvement. Instructors can use this information to provide students with targeted feedback and support. By using reflective diaries to promote dialogic feedback, instructors can help students to develop a deeper understanding of their own learning and to become more effective self-regulated learners. The study conclude with lesson learned that provide practical recommendations for educators who are swiftly moving towards online teaching.



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