Creating situational interest and motivating tasks in an e-learning environment
Assocation for the Advancement of Computing Education
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Contemporary Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Motivational factors have been identified as important variables that impact on students' learning. In this study, the relationship between students' motivational orientation and the quality of learning in collaborative e-learning teams is investigated. A self-report measure of student motivational beliefs and self-regulation was administered to students working on team-based assessment tasks, and correlated with performance data obtained from assignments. The results showed that motivational beliefs were the best predictor of academic performance.