Motivational factors in students’ online learning

Anne Davidson, Marina Orsini-Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


A campus-wide electronic learning environment (based on WebCT) has been integrated recently into teaching practice at Coventry University. This chapter reviews the student perspective of using the online resources, drawing on the experience of 270 students studying a variety of subject disciplines. We focus on whether the lecturer’s perception of the pedagogic validity of specific learning resources is matched by student feedback. In particular we attempt to identify the positive and negative factors that affect students’ engagement with the electronic learning environment. We use these, within a theoretical framework, to produce a set of guidelines that we hope will assist other teachers who are attempting to harness ICT to promote student learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Development
Subtitle of host publicationThrough Information and Communications Technology
EditorsRakesh Bhanot, Stephen Fallows
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781135727048
ISBN (Print)9781138421097, 9780749435653
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2002

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Publisher Copyright:
© Individual contributors, 2002.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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