Recordings from the LAb Session

The recordings and presenters’ slides from our first Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) ‘LAb’ session can now be found on our (draft) website;

Also, there is now a RILAE Facebook page for continuing the discussions. Everyone is welcome to join.

Online event 16th November: Evaluating learner autonomy

You are warmly invited to attend an online event organised by the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) on November 16th on the theme of evaluating learner autonomy. We are calling it a ‘LAb session’ and it is the first of (hopefully) many more. As this is the first one, it is somewhat experimental, but do drop in and support us. We will also record it so you can listen later.

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Call for papers: Relay Journal

Draft website:

Relay Journal (ISSN 2433-5444) is a completely free, open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to disseminating research and best practice in the broad areas of learner and teacher autonomy. It is published at Kanda University of International Studies as part of the activities of the Research Institute For Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE).

We welcome general papers from KUIS colleagues and other contributors. We are interested in receiving submissions related to learner and teacher autonomy. In addition, we are interested in receiving papers related to the special theme for issue 1: Tools for evaluating dimensions of learner autonomy. Continue reading

Online LAb Session 1: Evaluating autonomous language learning

The aim of the online LAb Sessions is to facilitate the global exchange of research and best practice on autonomy in language education. [read more about the LAb sessions]

LAb Session 1: Evaluating autonomous language learning

Abstracts and schedule:
Date: November 16th, 2017
Time: 3pm-5pm Tokyo time streamed live and recorded
Theme: Evaluating autonomous language learning
Location: Online via GoToMeeting  [ / access code: 380-901-797  
Featured speakers: Carol J. Everhard, (formerly) Aristotle University, Greece; Maria Giovanna Tassinari, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Ellie Law, University of Hong Kong; Paul Moore, University of Queensland, Australia.
Other speakers: Michael Burke, Huw Davies, Curtis Edlin, Satoko Watkins, Kanda University of International Studies
Moderators: Hayo Reinders, Unitec, New Zealand; Jo Mynard, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan Continue reading