March 16, 2017 / By GlobeNewswire /
Proliferation of New Educational Technology Products Raises Question of Which Features Support and Spur an Inherent Love of Learning
Boston, March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While student motivation in traditional classroom settings is well researched, materials on how digital tools are enhancing or undermining this essential factor for academic performance are harder to find. Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. Company, has released a white paper titled, “The Importance of Intrinsic Student Motivation When Selecting Educational Technologies,” which not only focuses on well-researched methods of supporting students’ intrinsic motivation but also applies that research to educational technologies.
The white paper, written by Dr. Elizabeth R. Kazakoff, senior researcher at Lexia, highlights the three characteristics identified in Self Determination Theory that are critical to spark intrinsic motivation in learners:
- Relatedness to the contexts of a student’s community, personal goals, interests, or knowledge base
Copy of whitepaper can be downloaded at http://www.lexialearning.com/download-motivation-wp.