Cocea, M., & Weibelzahl, S. (2006). Motivation - Included or Excluded From E-Learning. In: Kinshuk, D. G. Sampson, J. M. Spector & P. Isaías (Eds.), IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2006, Barcelona, 8-10 December 2006 (pp. 435-437). Lisbon: IADIS.

The learners' motivation has an impact on the quality of learning, no matter how it is provided, be it via classroom, eLearning or blended learning. So far, in e-Learning, motivation has been mainly considered in terms of instructional design. Research in this direction suggests several ways to improve learners' motivation. However, we claim that even more could be done: while being well known in classical learning, a motivational approach based on self-cognitions (self-efficacy, self-regulation etc.) is starting to make its way in e-Learning, showing the benefits of a personalized treatment. This paper argues for such an approach, underlining the possibilities for increasing motivation and also for integrating it into current research directions in e-Learning.

author = {Mihaela Cocea and Stephan Weibelzahl},
title = {Motivation---Included or Excluded From e-{L}earning},
booktitle = {{IADIS} {I}nternational {C}onference on {C}ognition and {E}xploratory {L}earning in {D}igital {A}ge, {CELDA2006}, {B}arcelona, 8-10 {D}ecember 2006},
editor = {Kinshuk and Demetrios G. Sampson and J. Michael Spector and Pedro Isa{\'i}as},
publisher = {{IADIS}},
address = {Lisbon},
pages = {435--437},
year = {2006}