Asia Pacific Education Review

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 50–58 | Cite as

Optimal flow experience in web-based instruction

  • Ilju RhaEmail author
  • Michael D. Williams
  • Gyun Heo
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The purpose of this study is to explore learner engagement and motivation related toFlow particularly in WBI settings. In theFlow state people are absorbed in their activities while irrelevant thoughts and perceptions are screened out. In this article, we attempted to identify some of the critical elements of learner feelings and WBI features which relate to the experience ofFlow. Survey data were collected from 266 Korean cyber-university students and the data were subject to factor analyses and multiple regression to determine the best predictors ofFlow in WBI environments. As a result, six factors, including G-factor for flow, were found. Based on these findings, a theoretical model for Learner Flow within WBI was proposed

Key Words

Flow experience WBI flow WBI feelings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationCollege of Education in Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationSingapore

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