HUFFINGTON POST: Face to Face: Virtual Teachers Can’t Replace the Real Thing
January 27th 2011.
Regardless of method, it is generally agreed that academic achievement is linked to students’ being motivated to learn. University of Rochester researchers Edward Deci and Richard Ryan have identified students’ sense relatedness as a key factor in their motivation. Relatedness refers to our emotional ties. It involves our basic need to feel connected with, and acknowledged by, others.
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By Ed Madison