Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online EBOOK
Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University, United States ; Elaine Khoo, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. Published . ISBN 978-1-4961-6272-4 Publisher: OpenWorldBooks.com and Amazon CreateSpace.
Many ideas and events led to the development of the TEC-VARIETY framework and the 100+ activities for motivating and retaining online learners described in this book. Much of it has its roots in the mid-1980s, long before most educators had ever heard of fully online or blended learning. At the same time, the activities take advantage of the recently emerging technologies as well as innovative pedagogical practices of the twenty-first century. Chapters on learning relevance, engagement, collaboration, and interactivity as well as ones on learner autonomy, curiosity, product generation, and so form the centerpiece of this book. In addition, there is a chapter on how to support and motivate more hesitant or novice online instructors. For further information on the book or to download the entire free e-book as well as individual chapters for FREE or to purchase the paperback or Kindle versions, please see: http://tec-variety.com/
Bonk, C.J. & Khoo, E. (2014). Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. OpenWorldBooks.com and Amazon CreateSpace.
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About the Authors
Preface to TEC-VARIETY
Online Learning Attrition and Retention: Theory to Practice
Online Motivation from Four Perspectives
Activities for Principle #1: Tone/Climate (Psychological Safety, Comfort, and Sense of Belonging)
Activities for Principle #2: Encouragement (Feedback, Responsiveness, Praise, and Supports)
Activities for Principle #3: Curiosity (Surprise, Intrigue, and Unknowns)
Activities for Principle #4: Variety (Novelty, Fun, and Fantasy)
Activities for Principle #5: Autonomy (Choice, Control, Flexibility, and Opportunities)
Activities for Principle #6: Relevance (Meaningful, Authentic, and Interesting)
Activities for Principle #7: Interactivity (Collaborative, Team-Based, and Community)
Activities for Principle #8: Engagement (Effort, Involvement, and Investment)
Activities for Principle #9: Tension (Challenge, Dissonance, and Controversy)
Activities for Principle #10: Yielding Products (Goal Driven, Purposeful Vision, and Ownership)
Supporting and Motivating Instructors
Web Links, Examples, and Resources.