Cultivating Online English Learner Autonomy in Internet Plus Era: A DST Perspective

Xiaoning WANG


Based on Dynamic Systems Theory (DST), the article proposes that cultivating online English learner autonomy is a complex dynamic system. Under the interactions of learners, learning resources, learning task and learning environment, the development of online English learner autonomy is featured with being non-linearity, self-organization and “butterfly effects”. It proposes that in internet plus era, online English learner autonomy can be improved in resource-based, technology-based, student-based and teacher-based approach.


Online English learner autonomy; DST; Cultivation

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