Autoformation et multimédia    Didactique    Linguistique    Ingénierie de formation

Marco Cappellini, Tim Lewis, Annick Rivens Mompean (eds)

Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0 - 2017



ISBN 9781781795972

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Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0 explores tensions between ‘classical’ definitions of learner autonomy and the learning dynamics observed in online contexts. Autonomy is viewed as emerging and developing in a complex relationship with L2 proficiency and other competencies. A wide diversity of environments is featured, ranging from adaptive learning systems, through mobile apps, to social networking sites and - almost inevitably - MOOCs. Paradoxically, autonomy appears to flourish in some tightly restrictive contexts, while users of avowedly open platforms are seen to experience difficulty in learning to self-regulate. David Little and Steve Thorne set the stage with a discussion exploring the evolution of language learner autonomy, from its origins in the era of self-access resource centers to its more recent instantiations in online (and offline) learning communities. Other contributors explore how autonomy can be exercised within adaptive learning systems, how adult learners in a teletandem exchange envisage metacognitive competences, how mobile apps support the emergence of autonomy among primary level language learners, and how collaborative language learners, using social media, demonstrate learner autonomy with an empathetic dimension. Finally, two chapters chart the challenges faced by autonomous learners in unsupported environments, whether on MOOC platforms, or using informal means.


Introduction - Tim Lewis, Marco Cappellini, and Annick Rivens Mompean

From Learner Autonomy to Rewilding : A Discussion - David Little and Steve L. Thorne

The Development of Language Learner Autonomy in Adaptive Learning Systems - Ruslan Suvorov and Adolfo Carrillo Cabello

A Typology of Metacognition : Examining Autonomy in a Collective Blog Compiled in a Teletandem Environment - Daniela Nogueira de Moraes Garcia, Kathleen M. O’Connor, and Marco Cappellini

Rethinking the Concept of Learner Autonomy Within the MALL Environment - Martine Pellerin

‘Old Concepts in New Spaces’ : A Model for Developing Learner Autonomy in Social Networking Spaces - Ward Peeters and Christian Ludwig

Informal Social Networking Sites for Language Learning : Insights into Autonomy Stances - Katerina Zourou, Anthippi Potolia, and Filio Zourou

Learner Autonomy in Beginning Language MOOCs (LMOOCs) : The Student Teachers’ Perspective - Carolin Fuchs

Autonomy, the Online Informal Learning of English (OILE), and Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) : Relationships Between Learner Autonomy, L2 Proficiency, L2 Autonomy and Digital Literacy - Denyze Toffoli and Laurent Perrot