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Developing the ARC: Creating an online autonomy resource centre

Tony Cripps

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0011
Developing the ARC: Creating an online autonomy resource centre

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This chapter discusses the development of an ‘autonomy supportive environment’ in the form of an online ‘Autonomy Resource Centre’ at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Having outlined the pedagogy underlying the centre and its development, the chapter reflects on the lessons learnt from the first year of operation and concludes that the development of such an environment needs to be carefully structured and take full account of the views and needs of all stakeholders.

Keywords: autonomy supportive environment; language learning; material development; needs analysis

Chapter.  3951 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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