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The Impact of Personalized Learning on Motivation in Online Learning

, , University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Online learning in higher education continues to grow yet there are concerns about attrition and lack of student success in online environments. Motivation is one factor that has been identified as a critical issue in relation to learners’ success, or lack of success, in the online environment. Personalized Learning has recently come to the forefront of discussions as a potential instructional strategy to increase motivation and ultimately student success in the online environment, yet little research exists to confirm the effectiveness of personalized learning in an online environment and its impact on motivation and student success. A study was conducted to examine personalized learning in the online environment to determine its impact on online learning.


Pemberton, A. & Moallem, M. (2013). The Impact of Personalized Learning on Motivation in Online Learning. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 907-914). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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