The findings of Banyard, Underwood, and Twiner, in their paper "Do Enhanced Communication Technologies Inhibit or Facilitate Self-Regulated Learning?" suggest that though their inquiry into self-regulated learning, or SRL, may have been inconclusive, the fault may lie in the scholarship's current understanding of student assessment. Through observations of the potentialities of information and communications technologies suggest that to ignore the educational applications of technology, particularly the internet, would be incredibly short sighted. Considering that the advent of the internet allows students a degree of self-management of course materials never before possible. However, whether or not this increase of power to students is helpful is up for further study and debate. Indeed, the team argues in their summation that our understanding of information technology, and the roles it can play in the educational system must be overhauled noting, "Technology is not enough to promote self-regulation and improve performance. A culture change is necessary to bring this about," (487).
Banyard, Philip, Jean Underwood, and Alison Twiner. "Do Enhanced Communication Technologies Inhibit Or Facilitate Self-Regulated Learning?." European Journal Of Education 41.3/4 (2006): 473-489. Academic Search Alumni Edition. Web. 28 Aug. 2014.
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