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The Opportunity—and Threat—of Self-Directed Learning

The Opportunity—and Threat—of Self-Directed Learning | e-Learning | Scoop.it
  A few weeks ago I learned about Blake Boles and Zero Tuition College (which you can learn more about in a five-minute video by Boles).

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I want to find out what the threat is!

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A Framework for Developing Self-Directed Technology Use for Language Learning

A Framework for Developing Self-Directed Technology Use for Language Learning | e-Learning | Scoop.it

Perceived support from teachers and peers, self-regulation skills, and confidence in the selection and use of technology effectively impacted technology use mainly through strengthening perceived compatibility and usefulness. The findings suggest that attitudinal factors deserve much greater attention than currently given in promoting language learners’ self-directed use of technology.


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Interested to learn more about the attitudinal factors.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:34 PM

Good to see a bit more research in this area.

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The UnCollege Gap Year Program - UnCollege

The UnCollege Gap Year Program - UnCollege | e-Learning | Scoop.it

UnCollege Gap Year takes ten people through a year long process of self-directed learning.  The program involves approximately three months in San Francisco learning how to create your own learning plans, three months living abroad, three months pursuing a creative project, and three months doing an internship.

 


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Gap years are becoming more popular. This seems like an interesting alternative.

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