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A Study of the Cultivation of College Students' Learner Autonomy in the Multimedia Environment

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2021.57001 | Downloads: 31 | Views: 1052

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Ronggen Zhang 1

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1 Shanghai Publishing and Printing College, Shanghai 200093, China

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Ronggen Zhang

ABSTRACT

The study first covered the literature review on multimedia assisted teaching, the theory of constructivism, and research on learner autonomy. Then, a 14-week experiment was conducted on 160 fresh students. Three findings were concluded from the research. First, a new learning environment for foreign language learning and teaching has been created with the assistance of multimedia technologies. Second, combined with those multimedia technologies, the constructivist theory, can greatly promote the students’ learner autonomy. Third, strengthening the learner autonomy will contribute to the improvement of students’ English proficiency. The study ended with some measures on how to cultivate college students' learner autonomy in the multimedia environment: First, teachers should firmly take "students" as the center of teaching and "teachers" as the auxiliary. Second, teachers should change the traditional role as from the authority to the friends of the students. Third, teachers create a good environment for students’ autonomous learning and promote their cooperative learning. Fourth, teachers should leave the students more free time for them to speak English, and evaluate their performance. Finally, teachers should teach students in accordance with their aptitude.

KEYWORDS

Constructivism, Multimedia, Vocational college, English teaching, Learner autonomy

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Ronggen Zhang. A Study of the Cultivation of College Students' Learner Autonomy in the Multimedia Environment. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2021) 5: 1-12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/aetp.2021.57001.

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