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From Learner Autonomy to Rewilding: A Discussion


 
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1. Title Title of document From Learner Autonomy to Rewilding: A Discussion - Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country David G Little; Trinity College Dublin (Emeritus); Ireland
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Steven Thorne; Portland State University;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) linguistics; language learning
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) language learning; learner autonomy; Web 2.0; online learning; Leni Dam; L2; virtual classroom; adaptive learning systems; mobile apps; social networking
 
5. Subject Subject classification language learning
 
6. Description Abstract Interview with David Little and Steve L. Thorne conducted by Tim Lewis, on 28th November 2016.

The advent of networked digital technologies, in enabling language learners to collaborate and create content online, has given rise to new ways in which learners are able to express their autonomy. Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0 explores tensions between the 'classical' definitions of learner autonomy and the learning dynamics observed in specific online contexts. Some of the contributions argue for the emergence of actual new forms of autonomy, others consider that this is merely a case of ‘old wine in new bottles’. The volume is influenced by Leni Dam’s view that activity is located in physical, rather than virtual classrooms. Her work with early language learners suggests that autonomy emerges and develops in a complex relationship with L2 proficiency and other competencies. The volume takes an expansive view of what was meant by Web 2.0 and, as a result, a wide diversity of environments is featured, ranging from adaptive learning systems, through mobile apps, to social networking sites and - almost inevitably - MOOCs.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 28-Apr-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/32705
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.32705
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd