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Non-linear learning the 'open' way: language acquisition on the Web


  • DE RIDDER, Isabelle
  • CALVI, Licia
  • GEERTS, Walter


The present paper considers the use of the Web in second language learning within a theoretical framework combining the constructivist theory of learning and the open learning paradigm. It begins by exploring the fundamentals of this mainly learnercentred model and goes on to show how this framework can be translated into a Webbased course to enhance business Italian. Within this course, different kinds of materials from the Web are gathered by broad themes or objectives, are annotated and made accessible to all potential users regardless of their knowledge level or background.

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  • DE RIDDER, Isabelle & CALVI, Licia & GEERTS, Walter, 2002. "Non-linear learning the 'open' way: language acquisition on the Web," Working Papers 2002005, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2002005

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