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A motivational perspective on the relation between mental effort and performance: Optimizing learner involvement in instruction

Paas, Fred, Tuovinen, Juhani Ensio, van Merrienboer,Jeroen J.G. and Darabi, A. Aubeteen (2005). A motivational perspective on the relation between mental effort and performance: Optimizing learner involvement in instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development,53(3):25-34.

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Title A motivational perspective on the relation between mental effort and performance: Optimizing learner involvement in instruction
Author Paas, Fred
Tuovinen, Juhani Ensio
van Merrienboer,Jeroen J.G.
Darabi, A. Aubeteen
Journal Name Educational Technology Research and Development
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1042-1629   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-23744464097
Start Page 25
End Page 34
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Field of Research 330000 Education
Abstract Motivation can be identified as a dimension that determines learning success and causes the high dropout rate among online learners, especially in complex e-learning environments. It is argued that these learning environments represensent a new challenge to cognitive load researchers to investigate the motivational effects of instructional conditions and help instructional designers to predict which instructional configurations will maximize learning and transfer. Consistent with the efficiency perspective introduced by Paas and Van Merriënboer (1993), an alternative motivational perspective of the relation between mental effort and performance is presented. We propose a procedure to compute and visualize the differential effects of instructional conditions on learner motivation, and illustrate this procedure on the basis of an existing data set. Theoretical and practical implications of the motivational perspective are discussed.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02504795   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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