Motivating Your Students

How do you motivate Learners?  Here is a video (less than 10 minutes) that helps answer some of the questions on motivation.

Listen for these ideas when you watch:

  • Embracing Change
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to try something new
  • Willingness to try and fail, and try again
  • Community of Practice
  • Learning through experience
  • Increase performance through personal connection to learning
  • Importance of play
  • Tinkering

Going beyond the subject area and remembering collaboration, and a sense of place, are very important, especially to on-line students.  When building on-line courses we also need to remember to develop the intrinsic motivation that the student needs to keep moving forward through the course.

Keep an eye on the FLC for more information on motivation!!