The Role of Blogs and Web Resources in Students’ Autonomous Learning Awareness

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Diana Ballén


This article focuses on the way in which technology-based activities may shape and characterize students’ awareness of their own learning processes and their understanding of autonomy. The study was carried out at a public university in Colombia. Data collection was done through the implementation of class observations, a survey, and some focus groups. Two categories emerged from data analysis which supported the preliminary finding that technology-based activities can be conceived of as a starting point in students’ autonomous decisions about their learning.

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Ballén, D. (2014). The Role of Blogs and Web Resources in Students’ Autonomous Learning Awareness. HOW Journal, 21(2), 10-30.
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Diana Ballén, Universidad de Antioquia

Diana Ballén holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Universidad de Jaén (Spain) and a B.A. in Philology and Languages from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She is currently an English instructor and language program coordinator at Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia).


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