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Using MotSaRT to Support On-Line Teachers in Student Motivation

Hurley, Teresa and Weibelzahl, Stephan (2007) Using MotSaRT to Support On-Line Teachers in Student Motivation. In: Creating New Learning Experiences on a Global Scale. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4753). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, pp. 101-111. ISBN 9783540751953

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In classrooms teachers know how to motivate their students and exploit this knowledge to adapt or optimize their instruction when a student shows signs of demotivation. In on-line learning environments it is much more difficult to assess the motivation of the student and to have adaptive intervention strategies and rules of application to help prevent attrition. We developed MotSaRT – a motivational strategies recommender tool – to support on-line teachers in motivating learners. The design is informed by Social Cognitive Theory and a survey on motivation intervention strategies carried out with sixty on-line teachers. The survey results were analysed using a data mining algorithm (J48 decision trees) which resulted in a set of decision rules for recommending motivational strategies. MotSaRT has been developed based on these decision rules. Its functionality enables the teacher to specify the learner’s motivation profile. MotSaRT then recommends the most likely intervention strategies to increase motivation.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 18:30
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 12:23

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