Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology; Motivation in education; Academic achievement; Learning, Psychology of; Educational innovations; Teaching--Aids and devices;
Motivation is the most challenging and complex issue facing educators today. There are two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic. To foster life-long learning educators need to stimulate intrinsic motivation in their students. Three factors that stimulate and sustain intrinsic motivation include personal relationships, shared responsibility, and safety. The expectancy theory also identifies elements affecting motivation. Technology is a tool that fits into all of these factors to capture the students' motivation.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2003 Mary Ascher
Ascher, Mary, "The motivating aspects of technology" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 282.