Share Paper: Using Technology to Impact Student Motivation

  1. Elizabeth Noel Collins, NSU, United States
  2. Gerra Perkins, NSU, United States
  3. Nelda Wellman, NSU, United States
  4. Wendell Wellman, NSU, United States
Friday, March 11 11:30-11:50 AM Tulip Grove F

Abstract: This paper details the importance of motivation and the impact the use of technology can have in enhancing students’ motivation. The use of technology to enhance student motivation is well-documented in the literature. Students are motivated by how they perceive the task before them, their abilities, and by the meaning they are able to create from the task. Technology is a natural tool to use to enhance student motivation by engaging students in learning, building self-confidence and self-efficacy, and tapping into the many benefits that utilizing technology can offer.