Motivating On-Line Learners: Some Recommendations
Yuelu Sun, Georgia State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: This paper discusses some motivational strategies in creating an on-line learning environment. The strategies include using on-line inquiry, communication and construction tools to motivate learners to explore the subject content and to share their learning experiences. The strategies are mainly based on the ARCS motivational model proposed by Keller (1987). The strategies focuses on motivational factors related to learner's attention, relevance, confidence and satisfaction in the learning process. The purpose of this article is to arouse teachers' awareness of the motivational factors that need to be considered in their design of a learning environment on the Internet or the World Wide Web..
Sun, Y. (2004). Motivating On-Line Learners: Some Recommendations. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3709-3713). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).