Enhancing Connectedness and Intrinsic Motivation to Learn for Online Learners: Introducing the S3 Model

George O Hanshaw, Roxanne Helm-Stevens, Breanna Lopez
2019 International Journal of Learning and Development  
The purpose of the current research was to discern the most effective strategies to implement into a student-centered online course. Related and implemented components that coincide within this framework were student connection and student motivation. The research was conducted using a mixed methods study that specifically studied the symbiotic relationship of both quantitative and qualitative exploration when seeking to improve the online environment. Researchers also utilized their originally
more » ... developed model, "The S3 Cycle: The Three Strategies to Increase Student-centered Learning" to differentiate the most effective methods when designing and applying a meaningful and valuable student-centered learning environment for online students. A greater sense of connectedness and intrinsic motivation to learn are felt by students after they have participated in a student-centered online course which was designed and developed with specific student-centered learning strategies and technology tools.
doi:10.5296/ijld.v9i3.14993 fatcat:uvw43x4p55cx7j5k5aesphc5ca