4th International Workshop on Motivational & Affective Aspects at ECTEL

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Date(s) - 17/09/2013
15:00 - 18:00

Paphos, Cyprus

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Motivational and affective aspects are frequently neglected in Technology En-hanced Learning although they are one of the most important factors when it comes to acceptance and success of TEL solutions. This becomes even more important as we move towards more open, independent, and informal learning settings. However, our understanding of these aspects and the implication this understanding would have on concrete solutions for learning is very fragmented: Pedagogical models emphasize the importance of holistic perspectives on learning, but still (implicitly) consider these aspects as peripheral. Psychology has investigated this topic area in depth from a theoretical and experimental point of view, but often there is a gap between generic theories of motivation and emotions, and concrete im-plications for didactical settings, tool design, and organizational guidance. We also know little, e.g., about reflection on emotions and one’s own motivation.

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