Technology in Support of Self-Access Pedagogy

Technology in Support of Self-Access Pedagogy

Hayo Reinders (University of Hawaii, USA) and Noemí Lázaro (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-895-6.ch027


This chapter discusses the results of a study into the use of technology in the specific pedagogical setting of self-access centers. As part of the study, 46 self-access centers in six countries were visited and an evaluative framework was applied to each of them in order to be able to compare the types of support offered by the centers with the help of technology and the range of tools used by them to deliver that support. It was found that the use of technology was limited, especially for the provision of learning support, as opposed to the more common provision of language learning content.

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Self-Directed Learning: Type of learning whereby learners take responsibility for what to learn, when and how.

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