Online communities -Motivation

Thinking about how to sustain the motivation of the participants within the community, I was compelled to find out more on factors that would influence this behavior. Coming across numerous articles and online blogs, I found these 2 websites to provide practical persepctives in understanding motivation on online participation.

http://www.feverbee.com/2012/03/real-motivation.html

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/five-factors-that-affect-online-student-motivation/

As I thought about apply IS models in the design of learning communities what come to mind would the Keller’s ARCS model. I think this model best sums up why people will actively participate in a community on their own free will. While in a formal setting sustain the interest of students to contribute beyond course requirements and through the process learn. Just some initial sharing for this week’s topic on communities.

http://onlignment.com/2009/09/using-john-kellers-arcs-model-to-motivate-online-learners/

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