Technology in self-access : an evaluative framework
Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo
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Citation:Lázaro, N. & Reinders, H. (2006). Technology in self-access : an evaluative framework. PacCALL Journal 1 (2) 2 Spring. NOTE: This is research undertaken for the University of Auckland, prior to the author being affiliated with the Unitec Institute of Technology.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2469
Self-Access Centers are said to be ‘technology-rich’ environments and are often cited as examples of pedagogical innovation. Interestingly, not much is known about the use of technology in self-access and the ways in which it is used to support student learning. Partly this may be because there is no framework against which to evaluate and compare centers. In this paper such a framework is proposed based on examples from general education and tailored to the specific pedagogic environment in self-access. Applicability and practicality were assessed by applying the framework to 46 centers in five different countries.