It is now obvious how heutagogy can be benefitted by the contribution of escalating e-tivities. E-tivities contribute to the maturation of learners and the development of their confidence in using the online environments so that they progress through self-determined learning. Graphically the two approaches could be depicted as follows,
Image: Structured e-tivities lead the way to heutagogy
Having mastered the basics of content and technical use, learners gradually move towards increased interaction and collaboration. At the higher stage of self-determined learning, learners are free to pursue their interests and drive the development of their own ideas.