ERIC Number: EJ880313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Motivating and Assisting Adult, Online Chemistry Students: A Review of the Literature
Bannier, Betsy J.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v19 n3 p215-236 Jun 2010
While comprehensive texts, articles, and literature reviews presenting research in the singular arenas of motivation, help-seeking, and online science learning are relatively easy to find, syntheses and interactions between these constructs are lacking. Part I of this review addresses this knowledge gap by drawing together key research from the domains of educational psychology and adult education, addressing the constructs of motivation, self-efficacy, adult learning, and help-seeking. Part II of this review extends and applies the motivation and help-seeking discussion to the emerging and exciting field of online chemistry education. The result is a comprehensive synthesis of the strengths and limitations of the currently existing body of knowledge related to the motivation and help-seeking behaviors of adult, online chemistry students.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Self Efficacy, Educational Psychology, Student Motivation, Chemistry, Adult Learning, Literature Reviews, Adult Education, Adult Students, Web Based Instruction, Synthesis, Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Distance Education, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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