Nudging self-regulation as a means of study assistance and educational development


  • Maren Lübcke
  • Funda Seyfeli
  • Klaus Wannemacher
  • Rüdiger Rhein



The growing need to support students in defining and pursuing individual educational goals is reflected in the data-based student assistance system SIDDATA. For its development and evaluation, 36 semi-structured interviews with students at three German universities focusing on the subject of self-regulated learning were carried out. The paper presents the results of the interviews and their impact on SIDDATA. In particular, the interview results show the different dimensions and requirements of self-regulated learning, by which means the study assistant can nudge and encourage students’ ability towards self-regulated learning and the contribution such a tool can make to future educational development at universities.