Risorse e ambienti digitali per l’apprendimento linguistico autonomo e tra pari

by Ilaria Boato and Giorgia Salvador

This article aims at analysing applications of autonomous and peer language
learning in higher education in the digital era. First the theoretical framework
of these two approaches to learning will be presented, secondly, we will investigate
how Web 2.0 technologies and resources can contribute to supporting
and enhancing second language learning, and more particularly English
acquisition. Then we analyse the LearnWeb platform, developed at the L3S
Research Center of Leibniz University in Hanover, as a digital learning environment
which allows learners to share and select reliable and authentic materials
and resources, promoting autonomy, peer-learning and peer-tutoring.