The Campus: Boosting student motivation through course design

November 30, 2021 by Lemos Kelly

June 3, 2021 / By Maurice Kinsella, Niamh Nestor, John Wyatt In this article from The Campus, Part of the Times Higher Education, Maurice Kinsella and Niamh Nestor explain how to use self-determination theory as a guide to boost student motivation through careful online course design.

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Language Magazine: Crafting Motivational Narratives

March 5, 2021 by Lemos Kelly

March 3 2021 // by Katherine Hardin In this Language Magazine article, Katherine Hardin explains how language learning teachers can use Self-Determination Theory in their classrooms. Teachers need to create an environment where students can craft positive motivational narratives that position them as able learners. Fortunately, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s (1985) self-determination theory of...

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How can you motivate students to learn online in times of crisis.

August 12, 2020 by Lemos Kelly

April 12, 2020 / by Rashmi Kusurkar Self-Determination Theory acknowledged by Blog LEARN! as an important perspective in motivating students while online learning during a crisis. How can we support and motivate students to engage in online learning? Our research on self-determination theory offers some relevant insights which I summarize as  A – Autonomy, B...

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InsideHigherEd: Model for Success

March 23, 2017 by Shannon

March 23, 2017 / By Colleen Flaherty New paper proposes framework for supporting the needs of pretenure faculty members, namely making sure they’re poised to find intrinsic motivation. Both hiring and signing on as a new assistant professor involve risk; if the commitment doesn’t work out, both the institution and the faculty member denied tenure have...

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Lexia Learning’s White Paper on Choosing Educational Technology Helping Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

March 16, 2017 by Shannon

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...

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The Huffington Post: Why Do Students Value College

October 20, 2016 by Pschult3

October 20, 2016 / By David Steele-Figueredo / This article cites SDT to explain how motivation for attending college relates to academic success or struggle. “According to a study conducted by two members of the American Counseling Association, the reason that certain students excel in college while others flounder might relate back to their motivations...

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The Atlantic: How Kids Learn Resilience

June 10, 2016 by Shannon

Self-Determination Theory acknowledged by The Atlantic as an important perspective in education. Interesting article on children’s resilience and motivation in the classroom around socio-economic factors.

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