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Autonomous learners in digital realms: Exploring strategies for effective digital language learning

Rebecca L. Oxford and Chien-Yu Lin

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/9789888083640.003.0012
Autonomous learners in digital realms: Exploring strategies for effective digital language learning

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This chapter focuses on the development of autonomous or independent learners through IT-mediated support. It provides a critical review of the research literature regarding learners' use of digital learning strategies. The authors examine how such strategies interact with more traditional learning strategies, while at the same time focusing on the effects such digital learning strategies can have on the process of learning to read in a second language.

Keywords: digital learning strategy; linking strategy; intrinsic cognitive load; extraneous cognitive load; affect; non-strategic learner

Chapter.  5035 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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