14. Autonomous language learning [chapter]

Karlfried Knapp, Barbara Seidlhofer
2009 Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning  
Interest in learner autonomy has increased substantially in the last decade. Given the emphasis on studentcentered pedagogy and on accommodating student diversity, this is not surprising. What is also both driving and, to some extent, enabling this approach to learning are new directions and developments in technology. The dramatic increase in online resources, network services, and educational software, together provide new opportunities for self-directed learning. In the last few years,
more » ... pments in mobile technology and the explosion in social media use have accelerated the level of interest.
doi:10.1515/9783110214246.3.373 fatcat:cifmh5elpvfmraarf4g4rjl5ra