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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 31, No. 1 (April 2013) pp. 46–55
The importance of teachers' and children's collaborative engagement in shared learning activities has a strong evidence base in sociocultural research and is promoted as an effective pedagogy in New Zealand's national curriculum. However, what this...
Examining motivation in online distance learning environments: Complex, multifaceted and situation-dependent
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 6 (Sep 22, 2011) pp. 20–38
Existing research into motivation in online environments has tended to use one of two approaches. The first adopts a trait-like model that views motivation as a relatively stable, personal characteristic of the learner. Research from this...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 31–53
With the increasing ubiquity of new technologies, many claims are being made about their potential to transform tertiary education. In order for this transformation to be realized, however, a range of issues needs to be addressed. Research evidence...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 1 (2011) pp. 1–16
This paper reports on one aspect of a larger case study that explores the nature of motivation to learn in an online distance environment. The study adopts self-determination theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework and focuses particularly on the...