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Promoting Learners' Engagement and Motivation in a Technology-Mediated Learning Environment During COVID-19 and Beyond

Huzooree, Geshwaree; Doargajudhur, Melina


Geshwaree Huzooree


Julie A. Bilodeau

Larry W. Hughes


The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the drastic shift from traditional face-to-face teaching to an upsurge of online learning at all levels of education worldwide. The adoption of digital technologies continues to rise and impacts learning in higher education. This urgent transition has posed various challenges from the instructor-learner perspective relating to technology availability and accessibility, ineffective real-time communication, technology incompetence, lack of understanding of learners' attitude and characteristics, and a low rate of interactivity, engagement, and motivation. This chapter proposes strategies that promote learners' engagement and motivation in a technology-mediated online learning environment for meaningful and effective learning experiences. It also presents the current state of digital education, the existing motivational theories, the plethora of digital tools embraced for online teaching and learning, and a novel research model by considering key variables pertaining to online teaching and e-learners' engagement and perceived motivation.

Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2023
Online Publication Date Jun 12, 2023
Publication Date Jun 12, 2023
Deposit Date Aug 16, 2023
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Handbook of Research on Creating Motivational Online Environments for Students
Chapter Number 8
ISBN 9781668445334