An Autonomy-oriented System Design for Enhancement of Learner’s Motivation
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AbstractAbstract. Many e-Learning practices don’t care about learner’s motivation. There are elements showing that this is an important factor in learner’s success and that a lack of motivation produces a negative emotional impact. This work is aimed at establishing a survey of motivation literature and proposing a Motivation-Oriented System Design for e-Learning. Psychological theories underline the importance of giving control of his activities (i.e. providing autonomy) to a learner in order to enhance learner’s self-beliefs, hence motivation. Coaching is also important to keep learners focused on an activity. ITS and Pedagogical Agents provide coaching whereas Open Environments offer autonomy to learners. The presented system is a hybrid solution taking motivational positive aspects of Open-Environments and Pedagogical Agents. It also uses role-playing practices in order to enhance constructivist learning.