MetaSpace, a digital learning environment for learner autonomy
Abstract: Learner autonomy aims to foster students’ participation and awareness not only in what they learn, but in the process of learning itself. According to Zimmerman, strategies involved in learner autonomy are diverse and of different types that include, from the adaptation of their own learning environment, to the built of self-assessment and self regulation abilities that help students evaluate their own performance in a specific activity. In cases where the learning environment is a digital space, designing an environment that focuses on learner autonomy requires the identification and development of tools, services and activities that allow the user to incorporate strategies and develop skills for two goals: identifying what you learn and how you learn it. Throughout this work the cognitive and metacognitive strategies that were selected to design a platform for independent learning will be presented.