Designing digital nudges for self-regulation in a blended curriculum

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


Blended learning in higher education offers students a more flexible curriculum. This flexibility requires students to regulate their own learning, i.e. plan, monitor and adjust their own learning process. However, applying self-regulation strategies in blended learning proves to be difficult for students. In order to support self-regulation, digital nudges can be applied. Nudges are small and easy interventions which alters people's behaviour in a predictable way without restricting options (Thaler & Sunstein,
2008), such as a text message to alert students to do their homework. Prior to mLearn 2022, design principles for digital nudges to support students’ self-regulation will be determined  based on the outcomes of a systematic literature review and focus groups. During the mLearn 2022 session, participants will be encouraged to discuss the design principles for these digital nudges. The session will contribute to the design of digital nudges to support students’ self-regulation in (blended) higher education.
Period22 Oct 2022
Event title21st World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning
Event typeConference
Conference number21
LocationHeerlen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • nudges
  • blended learning
  • self-regulation
  • higher edcuation