"Research shows that allowing students to set some of their own learning goals increases their motivation to learn. Technology enhances this process by helping students organize, clarify, and communicate learning objectives."
I selected this quote because I truly believe that this is correct. To increase student motivation we need to:
- Allow them to set their own learning goals.
- Hold them accountable to their individual learning.
- Allow students to share their ideas and creativity in various forms.
- Prepare students for the "real world" of collaboration, communication and organization in the workplace setting.
Citation: Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Chapters 1, 15-38.