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Own your Learning: Self-directed Learning in Informal Environments
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, University of Victoria, Canada ; , University of Melbourne, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Technological advancements made it possible to create learning environments which can integrate learning from different sources and approaches. Moving between different modes and media become easier than ever before. Present day learner can record his/her learning journey in electronic databases and reflect upon them, identify the gaps and take initiatives towards future career goals. A cultural shift is required in our schools and universities to allow learners to be more responsible and have the ownership of their own learning. Changes such as integration of Web 2.0 tools and electronic portfolios in formal system will provide the opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, reflective skills, communication skills, decision making skills and foster collaboration and creativity. Some of the innovative learning environment design studies conducted by the authors are discussed in the article.

Citation

Bhattacharya, M. & Senjov-Makohon, N. (2011). Own your Learning: Self-directed Learning in Informal Environments. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1827-1829). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .

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