The advent of online learning initiatives like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has significantly altered the landscape in eLearning. These initiatives may provide an abundant amount of learning resources for free, but it is up to the learner to find the right ones to meet her learning needs and aspirations. Today’s learner is expected to be able to plan her learning journey, search for appropriate learning resources, use these resources for her learning and reflect on her progress. In other words, a self-regulation skill set is required that will enable someone to learn how to learn.
This book provides an introduction to the new learning technologies that empower self-regulated learning and personal learning environments. A selection of learning tools that will help you build your personal learning environment and become a self-regulated learner are also demonstrated. You will have an opportunity to try these tools through a set of interactive learning activities included in this book.