Part I. Understanding Out-of-Class Autonomous Language Learning with Technology 1. Introducing Key Concepts 2. Theoretical Backgrounds and Frameworks 3. The Nature of Out-of-Class Autonomous Language Learning with Technology 4. Factors that Affect Out-of-Class Autonomous Language Learning with Technology Part II. Promoting Out-of-Class Autonomous Language Learning with Technology 5. Learner Training 6. Teachers' Role 7. The Resource and Environment Design Part III. Researching Out-of-Class Autonomous Language Learning with Technology 8. Key Areas of Research and Research Methods 9. Conclusion and The Way Forward Bibliography Index
Discusses the theoretical foundations of out-of-class autonomous language learning with technology. How should this type of learning be promoted and should it be promoted at all?
Chun Lai is Associate Professor in the Division of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Her PhD is from Michigan State University, USA.
Lai's book proves to be a rich resource for language teachers,
language teacher educators, and researchers ... The second part
regarding promoting out-of-class autonomous language learning with
technology is particularly useful as it provides an in-depth and
detailed guide for those either involved or who wish to be
involved, in fostering autonomy in language learners through
technology. * CALL-EJ: Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Electronic Journal *
Overall, fleshing out the phenomenon with a wide range of research-based findings, this book is an important resource for the promising, uncharted terrain of L2 research and is worth reading if you are interested in researching new vistas of autonomous language learning with technology beyond the classroom. * LINGUIST List *
This is an important book about an area of language learning and teaching of which we will hear much more in the years to come. Chun Lai has done an impressive job of covering the roles of technology and autonomy in learning beyond the classroom. * Hayo Reinders, Professor of Education, Unitec, New Zealand and Director of the Doctor of Education in TESOL program, Anaheim University, USA. *