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Connecting Students in Online Learning Environments through Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: An Investigation of Students’ Motivation
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, , Mississippi State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The present study investigates students' motivation and goal orientation in online discussion activities associated with an online instructional technology class. Students will participate in an online discussion board as a normal component of the class. They will also be asked to answer questionnaires related to their motivation and goal orientation at the beginning, mid-point, and end of the semester. Students who show significant changes in motivation levels will be interviewed. The results are expected to show students' motivation and their goal orientation change over time. Relationships among motivation, goal orientation, and perceived competence variables are also expected. Different reasons for motivation changes are expected to be revealed from students' and instructor's interview data. These results will bring practical instructional guidance for the instructional design and teaching practice in distance learning classes.

Citation

Xie, K. & Durrington, V. (2007). Connecting Students in Online Learning Environments through Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: An Investigation of Students’ Motivation. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 743-746). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 24, 2019 from .

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