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The aim of this paper is to explore the possibilities for a minimal e-coaching intervention that helped to improve Self-directed learning in adults. To do so, two experiments were performed within the Royal Dutch Military Reserve force. Study 1 followed a pre-post-test intervention design and used generic textual advises to support social learning in an online Community of Practice of Navy Reserves (n=66) . Study 2 was an experiment in which an email protocol was used to support self-directed learning in personnel from the Army Reserves (n=29). The experimental group received their profile and minimal e-coaching by email. Compared to the control group, their taking control for their learning increased significantly because of the intervention.


Digital coach; self-directed learning; minimal intervention; military;

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