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ERIC Number: ED485032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
Investigation of Source of Motivation in a Hybrid Course
Delialioglu, Omer
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The current study investigated the sources of motivation for learning in a hybrid course. The subjects of the study were 25 students taking a hybrid course that was designed and developed covering computer networks topics. An interview form that revealed answers about the motivation source of the students was developed and used in the study. One on one interviews were made with the students. Students' answers to the questions were recorded and transcribed. The interview data for the students were analyzed by content analysis. Students' responses were interpreted and categorized into two types of motivation, extrinsic and intrinsic. Results indicated that intrinsic motivation and internally rewarded learning is the key element of web based instruction and hybrid courses. Interviews revealed that students with extrinsic motivation are more prone to loosing motivation. It was seen that some students in the hybrid course with extrinsic motivation lost their motivation and will to learn easily by external factors, and were frustrated by the course content. On the other hand, students with internal motivation were more aware of objectives of the course and had the ability to plan and evaluate their own learning. An in depth analysis of students' sources of motivation in a hybrid course on computer networks revealed that intrinsic motivation plays a more important role than extrinsic motivation does.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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