A preliminary study using academagogy to uncover the problems that block adult online learner engagement

Addanki, Kranthi, Holdsworth, Jason, Hardy, Dianna, and Myers, Trina (2022) A preliminary study using academagogy to uncover the problems that block adult online learner engagement. In: Proceedings of the ACE '22: Australasian Computing Education Conference. pp. 95-104. From: ACE '22: Australasian Computing Education Conference, 14-18 February 2022, Virtual.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: https://doi.org/10.1145/3511861.3511872
 
1


Abstract

Personalisation plays a vital role in the engagement of adult learners in online learning environments. Historically, research has focused on applying adaptive technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, without integrating those technologies within teaching and learning approaches. Academagogy is a teaching and learning approach that allows an educator to select appropriate parts from the models pedagogy (educator-centred), andragogy (learner-centred), and heutagogy (learner-driven) for better learning outcomes. Previous studies used academagogy in face-to-face learning contexts; however, academagogy's application has been limited in online learning contexts. This paper presents our interim observations of applying academagogy to an online Information Technology course. Using mixed methods to analyse learner self-reflections, online learning analytics, learner grades, learner surveys, and learner interviews, we observed that learners progressed along the PAH continuum towards andragogy and heutagogy, with some exceptions. The exceptions were found where learners regressed on the PAH continuum when they encountered problems. The exceptions provide insights into the problem areas that block learner engagement and achievement, laying a foundation for future work in personalising the online learning experience.

Item ID: 72454
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-4503-9643-1
Keywords: Online learning, adult learners, personalisation, academagogy, Pedagogy-Andragogy-Heutagogy (PAH) continuum, design-based research
Related URLs:
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 by the Association for Computing Machinery IInc.
Additional Information:

Received " ACE 2022- Best Student Paper award"

Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 01:59
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4601 Applied computing > 460105 Applications in social sciences and education @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 70%
SEO Codes: 22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2204 Information systems, technologies and services > 220407 Human-computer interaction @ 20%
22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2204 Information systems, technologies and services > 220408 Information systems @ 30%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 1
Last 12 Months: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page