Heutagogy and e-learning in the workplace: some challenges and opportunities

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Hase, S 2009, 'Heutagogy and e-learning in the workplace: some challenges and opportunities', Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 43-52.

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It is clear that e-learning offers tremendous opportunities in terms of access in a global environment as well as in terms of the economics of delivery for workplace learning and, indeed, other learning environments. However, those designing and delivering workplace e learning also have the potential to challenge existing dogmas about the curriculum, how we conduct education programs, manage knowledge, and access and harness learning. Complexity theory, in particular, prompts us to question how we understand education, training and learning. This article discusses some of these challenges and possibilities for workplace e-learning through the lens of the recently developed concept of heutagogy, defined as the study of self-determined learning.

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