Using Heutagogy to Address the Needs of Online Learners

Using Heutagogy to Address the Needs of Online Learners

Jane Eberle (Emporia State University, USA) and Marcus Childress (Emporia State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch297
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Abstract

In 2002, approximately 1,680 institutions offered over 54,000 online courses (Simonson, Smaldino, Albright & Zvacek, 2003). While there has been a dramatic increase in the number of such courses, the real question is, how effective are they? Are we, in fact, developing capable people who possess an ‘all round’ capacity centered on the characteristics of: high self-efficacy, knowing how to learn, creativity, the ability to use competencies in novel as well as familiar situations, possessing appropriate values, and working well with others (Hase, 2004)?

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