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How to Motivate and Retain Online Learners
Learn 10 fully documented and theoretically driven motivational principles that foster interactivity and engagement online.

Find out how to inspire your online learners with an assembly of meaningful and purposeful learning activities. Simply put, bored and unengaged online learners will be a thing of the past.

Discover a realistic path toward meaningful and engaging online learning.

Learn the simple and flexible framework for motivating online learners that works.

Learn about research backed and proven interactive online ideas and activities.

What motivates? Answer: A little TEC-VARIETY!

1. Tone/Climate: Psych Safety, Comfort, Sense of Belonging
2. Encouragement: Feedback, Responsive, Praise, Supports
3. Curiosity: Surprise, Intrigue, Unknowns
4. Variety: Novelty, Fun, Fantasy
5. Autonomy: Choice, Control, Flexibility, Opportunities
6. Relevance: Meaningful, Authentic, Interesting
7. Interactivity: Collaborative, Team-Based, Community
8. Engagement: Effort, Involvement, Investment
9. Tension: Challenge, Dissonance, Controversy
10. Yielding Products: Goal Driven, Purposeful Vision, Ownership

Mar 18, 2021 10:15 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Curtis Bonk
Professor of Instructional Systems Technology @Indiana University
Dr. Bonk is the author of Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online (available free at http://tec-variety.com/). He has published a dozen books, including his groundbreaking 2020 volume with Routledge, MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South. His research focuses on emerging learning technologies, online and blended learning, MOOCs and open education, and the global impacts from collaborative technology. Dr. Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University where he teaches psychology and technology courses. He can be contacted at cjbonk@indiana.edu and his homepage is http://curtbonk.com/