Learning Motivation

The most thorough collection of Learning Motivation articles. Tips, examples, tools, trends and anything you need to know about Learning Motivation, presented by eLearning professionals.

November 1, 2014

Gamification: Intrinsic Motivation for Lasting Engagement

Engagement is the pinnacle of a Learning and Development programme; without engagement, learners are no more than observers. But once engaged, learners evolve into active information-consumers who take the initiative and push their development forwards without the L&D department holding their hands or putting a gun to their back.
by Juliette Denny
October 30, 2014

Guiding Your Learner Toward Engagement

Learning is an adventure! At least, it can be. For your next e-Learning course, try guiding your learner through the course, gradually revealing important pieces of information like Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumb trail. The carefully planned emphasis and reveal of important information will keep your learner interested and paying attention.
by Stephanie Ivec
August 19, 2014

How To Motivate MOOC Learners

The merits of online learning, especially in the context of MOOCs have long been discussed and we are all aware that massive open online courses offer a great level of flexibility in terms of time and space. Obviously not everyone in a MOOC course is dedicated or engaged in the same way, which can be acceptable. But what can further motivate people in online environments?
by Didem Yesil
May 21, 2014

Intrinsic Motivation in Adult E-Learning

Motivation is a critical issue for e-learning. Learners who lose their motivation do not learn, whereas learners who gain and maintain motivation learn what they need and persist to the end of the instruction. How can instructional designers motivate learners in an e-learning context? Designs based upon sound instructional theory integrating intrinsic motivational features are the answer.
by Timothy Maher
May 9, 2014

How To Tap The Power of Learner Motivation

Everyone wants employees to be engaged and interested in learning, but what impact does motivation actually have on learning? It turns out that the mindset you approach a task with greatly influences your performance. Discover how you can intrinsically motivate learners and optimize performance.
by Ben Nesvig
March 14, 2014

e-Learning: Challenges and Solutions

Information and communication tools (ICT), Web2.0 applications, and the impact these resources are having on education are rapidly creating new challenges for instructor and learners faced with learning online. Teaching and learning in an e-learning environment happens differently than in the traditional classroom and can present new challenges to instructors and learners participating in this online learning environment. There is a need in e-learning to identify the challenges and consider best practice solutions to ensure instructor and learner success in this new learning environment.

by Michael Higley