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Own your learning : self-directed learning in informal environments

Bhattacharya, Madhumita and Senjov-Makohon, Natalie 2011, Own your learning : self-directed learning in informal environments, in ELEARN 2011 : Proceedings of the E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 World Conference, AACE, Chesapeake, Va., pp. 1827-1829.

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Title Own your learning : self-directed learning in informal environments
Author(s) Bhattacharya, Madhumita
Senjov-Makohon, Natalie
Conference name E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. World Conference (2011 : Honolulu, Hawaii)
Conference location Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference dates 18 - 21 Oct. 2011
Title of proceedings ELEARN 2011 : Proceedings of the E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 World Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education World Conference
Start page 1827
End page 1829
Total pages 3
Publisher AACE
Place of publication Chesapeake, Va.
Summary Technological advancements made it possible to create learning environments which can integrate learning from different sources and approaches. Moving between different modes and media become easier than ever before. Present day learner can record his/her learning journey in electronic databases and reflect upon them, identify the gaps and take initiatives towards future career goals. A cultural shift is required in our schools and universities to allow learners to be more responsible and have the ownership of their own learning. Changes such as integration of Web 2.0 tools and electronic portfolios in formal system will provide the opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, reflective skills, communication skills, decision making skills and foster collaboration and creativity. Some of the innovative learning environment design studies conducted by the authors are discussed in the article
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064227

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Deakin Learning Futures
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