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Hartnett, Maggie; St. George, Alison; Dron, Jon – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper reports on one aspect of a larger case study that explores the nature of motivation to learn in an online distance environment. The study adopts self-determination theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework and focuses particularly on the underlying concepts of autonomy and competence. These are used to investigate ways in which certain…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Case Studies