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Heutagogy, or the study of self-determined learning, has been gaining interest within the field of education as a learner-centered theory that can help nurture lifelong learning skills and develop learners who are able to quickly adapt to rapidly changing and complex workplace environments. Built on foundational educational theories such as humanism, constructivism, reflective practice, double-loop learning, transformative learning, capability, and self-efficacy, heutagogy can be viewed as an extension of andragogy as part of a pedagogy-andragogy-heutagogy (PAH) continuum. The theory’s key principles include human agency (learner-centeredness), capability, self-reflection and metacognition (double-loop learning or learning to learn), and nonlinear teaching and learning, and when combined with today’s technology, heutagogy offers a holistic framework for teaching and learning that supports development of self-determined, autonomous learners and provides a basis for creating comprehensive, learner-centered education environments. The theory of heutagogy also aligns closely with the goals of online education due to its promotion of learner agency and autonomy, openness, social justice, and democratization of education. This presentation will introduce conference delegates to the theory of heutagogy, its key principles, elements, and theoretical basis, as well as provide examples of how heutagogy can be applied in online education environments to support the development of students’ self-determined and lifelong learning skills. The session will also provide guidance for instructors who want to design for heutagogy in the classroom and offer examples for integrating technological tools and social media such as Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn groups, and Google Docs, that can be used to support self-determined and lifelong learning skills.