Heutagogy and Web 2.0

I didn’t understand the role that technology plays in a heutagogical approach until I watched this video. Web 2.0 design supports a heutagogical approach by allowing learners to direct and determine their learning path and by enabling them to take an active rather than passive role in their individual learning experiences.

Junco, Heiberger, and Loken (2010) discovered that students who used Twitter were more actively engaged in their learning processes and had higher GPAs. Junco et al. (2010) also found that the use of Twitter boosted student-student and student-instructor interaction, as well as promoted active learning.  In the video, Lisa Marie Blaschke explains how back channeling on Twitter provides opportunities to learn, reflect construct, collaborate and share knowledge – all elements of a heutagogical approach.

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