New dimensions to self-directed learning in an open networked learning environment

Download
  1. (PDF, 1 MB)
  2. Get@NRC: New dimensions to self-directed learning in an open networked learning environment (Opens in a new window)
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal of Self-Directed Learning
Volume7
Issue2
AbstractNew technologies have changed the educational landscape. It is now possible for self-directed learners to participate informally in learning events on open online networks, such as in Massive Open Online Courses. Our research analyzed the agency and level of autonomy required by learners participating in a course of this nature. Using Bouchard’s four-dimensional model of learner control, we found that there are new dimensions to self-directed learning in connectivist learning environments. The research also brought to light new challenges and opportunities for self-directed learners who might not be able to call on trusted educators for support in their learning endeavors, but rely on the aggregation of information and informal communication and collaboration available through social media to advance their learning.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number19040611
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierc4dc46c9-ef59-46b8-af01-4a7fec44b023
Record created2011-12-07
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)