Authors: Denise Hexom and Colin Marlaire
In higher education, the evolution of the learner is dramatically affecting current thought on delivery systems of the content and relevancy of “one size fits all”. Innovation in online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching and learning has exploded to meet the needs of savvy, technologically astute learners. However, the skill set of those faculty members, in terms of technology, is often lacking and lagging far behind what is needed for their students. Our position is, change must begin with the faculty. How can they re-engineering their own thinking to reflect a more heutagogical or self-determined approach to student learning? This research project examines how, utilizing a heutagogical approach to learning, a faculty learned to use social media to network with one another and to use iPad technology in both their personal and professional lives. Thus setting the stage to question perceptions and beliefs about the most effective way students should learn.