ERIC Number: EJ986752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Motivated Learning with Digital Learning Tasks: What about Autonomy and Structure?
van Loon, Anne-Marieke; Ros, Anje; Martens, Rob
Educational Technology Research and Development, v60 n6 p1015-1032 Dec 2012
In the present study, the ways in which digital learning tasks contribute to students' intrinsic motivation and learning outcomes were examined. In particular, this study explored the relative contributions of autonomy support and the provision of structure in digital learning tasks. Participants were 320 fifth- and sixth-grade students from eight elementary schools throughout the Netherlands. The results show that a digital learning task that combined autonomy support and structure had a positive effect on both intrinsic motivation and learning outcomes in students. A digital learning task that only provided structure also had a positive effect on learning outcomes, but a digital learning task with only autonomy support did not yield a similar effect.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Electronic Learning, Outcomes of Education, Personal Autonomy, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands