Perception of university students on self-directed learning through learning technology

Samina Malik, Muhammad Shahbaz Shabbir

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This paper explores how students studying at a higher education institution use learning technology in their self-directed learning. The study has been conducted initially four focus groups, followed by a survey and a number of in-depth follow-up interviews. 300 students studying at postgraduate level from different departments were taken as a sample for the collection of survey data. The findings of this study will suggest some guidelines for students about the use of available learning technologies. A further benefit of the study will provide guidelines to teachers to improve the opportunities for students to use learning technology in their selfdirected learning. Some workable recommendations will be suggested advancement in higher education institutions of Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Case study
  • E-learning
  • International Islamic University
  • Self-directed learning
  • Technology use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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