Purpose of Work & What Motivates

More and more, instructors are asking “how do I get the students to do the work….how do track them in the LMS…” and many times the conversation degrades into carrots and sticks. How many points do I award, what penalty can I impose? But in a few classes, students are given a huge amount of freedom to create anything (video, comic, Preszi, Time Rime, etc. ) that relates to to the topic and those students seem to be putting in more time than the instructor hoped for – and gaining deeper understandings. Perhaps it ties to this:

 

David Schlater

Working in technology at the University of Idaho located in Moscow, Idaho. Interested in distance education, course management systems, and cloud technologies.