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ERIC Number: EJ906140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
"Timber for President": Adventure Learning and Motivation
Doering, Aaron; Scharber, Cassandra; Riedel, Eric; Miller, Charles
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v21 n4 p483-513 Oct 2010
Adventure learning (AL) provides learners with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative online learning environments. This paper reports on an AL program, designed using Keller's ARCS motivational model of instructional design, which encompassed more than 3 million learners worldwide. The implementation of AL was examined through two experimental lenses: 1) how student motivation is related to student and teacher characteristics and 2) how student motivation is related to the ways in which the program was used within the classroom. Qualitative and quantitative measures were analyzed, including 21 teacher interviews and surveys of 228 respondents who used the online curriculum in 300 separate courses in grades K-10 ranging from social studies to science to history courses. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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