Learner autonomy and digital practices

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    This chapter calls for new interest in exploring learner autonomy and digital practices. With the wider availability and acceptability of digital media in our daily lives, we are also seeing new affordances for informal language learning. How do learners appropriate digital tools and spaces for language learning? What does learner autonomy contribute to language learning in the digital era? What are the impacts on researching learner autonomy in digital environments? In this chapter, I use a theoretical model of language learning beyond the classroom to evaluate affordances and constraints of learning. Based on auto/ethnographic data, this chapter suggests future research agendas in digital practices and autonomous language learning beyond the classroom.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAutonomy in language learning and teaching
    Subtitle of host publicationnew research agenda
    EditorsAlice Chik, Richard Smith, Naoko Aoki
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137529985
    ISBN (Print)9781137529978
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


    • Learner autonomy
    • Out-of-class language learning
    • Location
    • Trajectory
    • Locus of control
    • Formality
    • Pedagogy
    • Computer-assisted language learning
    • Digital practices


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