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.
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.