Maryellen Weimer writes about what it means to be a self-regulated learner in this article from Faculty Focus.
Dr. Weimer references Barry Zimmerman as one of the foremost researchers of self-regulated learning. His article can be found using this link:
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One more related article from Robert Leamnson can be found here.