LINGUIST List 25.4909

Thu Dec 04 2014

Books: Autonomy and Foreign Language Learning in a Virtual Learning Environment: Hamilton

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 01-Dec-2014
From: Dora Coventry <dora.coventrybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Autonomy and Foreign Language Learning in a Virtual Learning Environment: Hamilton
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Title: Autonomy and Foreign Language Learning in a Virtual Learning
Environment
Series Title: Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching
Published: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
                http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1B6uW5V

Author: Miranda Hamilton
Paperback: ISBN: 9781472589767 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Abstract:

Digitalised learning with its promise of autonomy, enhanced learner choice, independence and freedom, is an intuitive and appealing construct but closer examination reveals it to be a rather simplistic proposition, raising the following questions.

-What do we mean by autonomy?
-What are we implying about the role of the teacher, the classroom, and interaction between learners?
-What do we understand about the impact of technology on the ecology of the learning environment?

This book describes the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by a group of advanced English language learners in Mexico, comparing what students thought and what they did in response to the technology. The theoretical aim of the book is to work towards the construction of a theory of the development of autonomy and virtual learning in an EFL context. Enhanced understanding about the relationship between autonomy and technology has the potential to inform academics, software designers, materials writers, teacher educators, and teachers and to help learners in
their quest to acquire a foreign language.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Not Applicable

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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