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<ul><li>Are you on Facebook ?  </li></ul><ul><li>The  I mpact of Facebook on  L earner  A utonomy </li></ul>Cem BALÇIKANLI...
MAP OF THE TALK <ul><li>*  Learner Centeredness </li></ul><ul><li>*  Learner Autonomy in   ESL/EFL  </li></ul><ul><li>Sett...
<ul><li>Learners   inevitably must be at the  </li></ul><ul><li>center of teaching pedagogical  </li></ul><ul><li>practice...
ESL/EFL
<ul><li>*  Holec published his first report on autonomy  </li></ul><ul><li>in 1981 . </li></ul><ul><li>* In recent years, ...
<ul><li>“ the ability to take charge of one's own   learning ”  (Holec   19 81 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ a  capacity – for det...
<ul><li>“ t he capacity to think, learn and  </li></ul><ul><li>behave   autonomously is often claimed  </li></ul><ul><li>a...
<ul><li>*  set his/her learning goals   and develop learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>*  develop study plans </li></ul...
MAP OF THE TALK <ul><li>*  Learner Centeredness </li></ul><ul><li>*  Learner Autonomy in   ESL/EFL  </li></ul><ul><li>Sett...
Do you know who he is?
A quick survey
<ul><li>Facebook, the largest social network on the Web  as of April 2008 , is one of the fastest-growing and best-known s...
About how many total Facebook friends do you have at MSU or   elsewhere?   151-200  In the past week, on average, approxim...
Student has only a Facebook account  2 81  5 4.35  %  Student has only a MySpace account  1 0  1.93  %  Student has both a...
A 2006 survey of academic community members found that 90 % of the undergraduates participated in a social network communi...
<ul><li>“ social networks are themselves the gradual outcome of a materials and teacher-encouraged process of cultivating ...
Observation 1- My experiences as a language learner
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In the middle of shooting the breeze
Observation 2-  the experiences of my students in learning Turkish
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Are You On Facebook The Impact Of Facebook On Learner Autonomy

  1. 1. <ul><li>Are you on Facebook ? </li></ul><ul><li>The I mpact of Facebook on L earner A utonomy </li></ul>Cem BALÇIKANLI University of Florida Center for European Studies E-mail: [email_address] I nte rn ational Conference for Academic Disciplines , 2009 Orlando, USA
  2. 2. MAP OF THE TALK <ul><li>* Learner Centeredness </li></ul><ul><li>* Learner Autonomy in ESL/EFL </li></ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><li>* Facebook! Is it a reality? </li></ul><ul><li>* Observation 1: My experiences as </li></ul><ul><li>a language l earner </li></ul><ul><li>* Observation 2: My students ’ </li></ul><ul><li>experiences as language learners </li></ul>
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  4. 4. <ul><li>Learners inevitably must be at the </li></ul><ul><li>center of teaching pedagogical </li></ul><ul><li>practices . </li></ul><ul><li>Norman, D. A. and Spohrer, J. C. (1996). Learner-Centered Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Communications of the ACM . 39 (4). 24-27 </li></ul>Learner-cente re dness
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  6. 6. ESL/EFL
  7. 7. <ul><li>* Holec published his first report on autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>in 1981 . </li></ul><ul><li>* In recent years, the educators have produced a great many works on learner autonomy in the field of foreign language learning /teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Benson, P. (2001). Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning . London: Longman. </li></ul>A brief history
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ the ability to take charge of one's own learning ” (Holec 19 81 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ a capacity – for detachment, critical reflection, decision-making, and independent action ” (Little 1990) </li></ul><ul><li>“ recognition of the rights of learners within educational systems ” (Benson 2001) </li></ul>Definitions
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ t he capacity to think, learn and </li></ul><ul><li>behave autonomously is often claimed </li></ul><ul><li>as an outcome for students in higher </li></ul><ul><li>education ” </li></ul><ul><li>Stephenson, J. and Laycock, M. (1993). Using Learner Contracts in Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Education. London : K ogan Page. </li></ul>Necessity
  10. 10. <ul><li>* set his/her learning goals and develop learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>* develop study plans </li></ul><ul><li>* reflect on his/her learning </li></ul><ul><li>* identify and select relevant resources and the necessary support </li></ul><ul><li>assess his/her own progress and define his/her own criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Chan, V. (2001). Readiness for learner autonomy: What do our learners tell us? Teaching in Higher Education , 6 (4). 505-519 </li></ul>Characteristics
  11. 11. MAP OF THE TALK <ul><li>* Learner Centeredness </li></ul><ul><li>* Learner Autonomy in ESL/EFL </li></ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><li>* Facebook! Is it a reality? </li></ul><ul><li>* Observation 1: My experiences as </li></ul><ul><li>a language l earner </li></ul><ul><li>* Observation 2: My students ’ </li></ul><ul><li>experiences as language learners </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do you know who he is?
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  15. 15. A quick survey
  16. 16. <ul><li>Facebook, the largest social network on the Web as of April 2008 , is one of the fastest-growing and best-known sites on the Internet today . </li></ul>
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  18. 18. About how many total Facebook friends do you have at MSU or elsewhere? 151-200 In the past week, on average, approximately how many minutes per day have you spent on Facebook? 31-60 Facebook is part of my everyday activity . 72 % I am proud to tell people I'm on Facebook . 63 % Facebook has become part of my daily routine . 57 % I feel out of touch when I haven't logged onto Facebook 45 % I feel I am part of the Facebook communit y 80 % I would be sorry if Facebook shut down . 74 % Ellison, N.; Steinfield, C; and Lampe, C. (2006). Spatially Bounded Online Social Networks and Social Capital: The Role of Facebook. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA ), June 19-23 . in Dresden, Germany
  19. 19. Student has only a Facebook account 2 81 5 4.35 % Student has only a MySpace account 1 0 1.93 % Student has both a Facebook and MySpace account 210 40.62 % Student has neither a Facebook or Myspace account 1 8 3.09 % Social Network Participation Rates among University of Florida Students Martin, K. And Schemeisser, H. (2008). Emerging Trends in Youth Voting Behavior. Social Networking Websites and The 2008 General Election
  20. 20. A 2006 survey of academic community members found that 90 % of the undergraduates participated in a social network community, primarily Facebook and MySpace. Stutzman, F. (2006). An evaluation of identity-sharing behavior in social network communities. Paper presented at the iDMAa and IMS Code Conference , Oxford, Ohio.
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  22. 22. <ul><li>“ social networks are themselves the gradual outcome of a materials and teacher-encouraged process of cultivating and exploiting learner autonomy ” </li></ul><ul><li>Candlin, C. & F. Byrnes (1995). Designing for open language learning – </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching roles and learning strategies. In S. Gollin (ed .), Language in </li></ul><ul><li>distance education: How far can we go? Proceedings of the NCELTR </li></ul><ul><li>conference. Sydney: NCELTR, 126–141 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Observation 1- My experiences as a language learner
  24. 24. cherubic
  25. 25. Holding down the fort
  26. 26. In the middle of shooting the breeze
  27. 27. Observation 2- the experiences of my students in learning Turkish
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  30. 30. THANK YOU

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