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.

April 6, 2016

Digital Devices: Motivating Above Average Students

Digital devices have become a crucial part of our everyday lives. Students are very diverse in the way they learn such as some being slower learners, faster learners, visual learners, or auditory learners. Technology has become an essential tool to equalize a variety of learners. For students that consistently excel, utilizing a variety of online tools will help continue expanding their minds.
by Christiaan Henny
March 30, 2016

9 Types Of Feedback To Boost Student Engagement

One of the most challenging aspects of facilitating an online course is figuring out which unique combination of feedback types can enhance each student’s learning process and motivate the student to engage with the class. In this article, we will highlight 9 types of feedback that shapes students’ learning, thinking, and engagement in an online course.
by Chris Gaudreau
March 17, 2016

7 Tips To Motivate Baby Boomers In eLearning

Motivation is what prompts us to do better, to learn more, and to take strides toward our goals. This makes it a powerful tool in online learning environments, which is why we must identify the motivational factors for one of the largest learning generations – baby boomers. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to motivate baby boomer learners and give them an eLearning experience they’ll never forget.
by Christopher Pappas
March 12, 2016

The Self-Determination Theory In Online Training: A Practical Guide

As the famous Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” Motivating corporate learners is one of the greatest challenges that Instructional Designers face. However, the Self-Determination Theory may be able to help you create inspiring, engaging, and emotionally-centered online training experiences that capture the true essence of motivation.
by Christopher Pappas
February 4, 2016

4 Ways To Turn Online Learning Weaknesses Into Strengths

Online courses are an attractive way to go to school as they offer flexibility with work and home schedules. However, there are certain drawbacks that online classes have that traditional classrooms do not. This article explains four online learning weaknesses and the ways to turn them into an advantage.
by Justin Mills
January 21, 2016

Online Body Language And Learner Engagement

Everyone knows that your body language conveys much –if not more– than what you say. And we usually approach the online environment as if there were no body language. But there is another way to look at this: Your online body language can be powerful as well as body language in person.
by Elizabeth Falconer
November 13, 2015

Pedagogy Vs Andragogy In eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

Should you follow the same Instructional Design processes and apply the same learning strategies to all of your eLearning courses, regardless of the age of your audience? Do adults and children learn the same way? Certainly not. In this article, I’ll delve into the debate of Pedagogy vs Andragogy in eLearning clarifying the differences between the two concepts, so that you will be able to understand the respective challenges of each and create highly motivating eLearning projects for both your young and adult learners.
by Christopher Pappas
October 20, 2015

5 Ideas To Keep Modern Learners Motivated

Are you a learning professional tasked with training a connected but easily distracted workforce? This article will help you understand what motivates modern learners and provide some fresh ideas on how you can create training that keeps them engaged and interested.
by Li Whybrow