ERIC Number: EJ919140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Reference Count: 20
Towards a Science of Motivated Learning in Technology-Supported Environments
Mayer, Richard E.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n2 p301-308 Apr 2011
This commentary reviews seven papers that study motivation with new media, contained in this special issue of "Educational Technology Research & Development" edited by Ruth Small. For each paper, this commentary summarizes exemplary contributions, offers an assessment of what is exciting, and suggests directions for future research. Some exciting contributions include using new media in an attempt to promote motivation such as game-making, collaborative wiki construction, and interaction with onscreen agents. Some important challenges for future research on motivation with new media are to develop testable theories and to collect evidence based on rigorous methodologies including evidence concerning the relation between motivation and learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Educational Technology, Educational Research, Motivation Techniques, Research Needs, Computer Uses in Education, Student Motivation
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