Assessment of Motivation in Online Learning Environments

  • Mihaela Cocea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4018)


This research outline refers to the assessment of motivation in online learning environments. It includes a presentation of previous approaches, most of them based on Keller’s ARCS model, and argues for an approach based on Social Cognitive Learning Theory, in particular building on self-efficacy and self-regulation concepts. The research plan includes two steps: first, detect the learners in danger of dropping-out based on their interaction with the system; second, create a model of the learner’s motivation (including self-efficacy, self-regulation, goal orientation, attribution and perceived task characteristics) upon which intervention can be done.


Goal Orientation Motivational State Intelligent Tutoring System Motivational Belief Online Learn Environment 


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  • Mihaela Cocea
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  1. 1.National College of IrelandIreland

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