Assessing the impact of a cloud-based learning platform on student motivation and ownership of learning

Lemow, Jolanda and Dannenfeldt, Gudrun and Stewart, Kevin and Syminton, Kay and Wesselink, Ricci (2017) Assessing the impact of a cloud-based learning platform on student motivation and ownership of learning. National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand, 2-3 October 2017. (Unpublished)

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Abstract or Summary

Has the KuraCloud learning platform increased student motivation and ownership of their learning? Cloud-based educational technologies are used with the expectation that they will assist students to become life-long learners. These technologies give students more control over their learning and this has been shown to motivate them to work harder (Yurco, 2014). This research examines the impact of a recently implemented cloud-based learning platform (KuraCloud) on student motivation and ownership of their learning. All students enrolled in the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing programme at Wintec will be invited to participate in an online survey. Areas that will be explored to assess motivation include whether students feel more motivated, whether they feel encouraged to seek extra information about topics, and whether their participation is influenced by particular aspects and exercises within the KuraCloud lessons. Areas that will be explored to assess ownership of learning include whether the KuraCloud lessons helped them to learn independently, to problem-solve, and to understand the topic content and the lesson concepts. The research has not been completed yet, but the results will be presented at the conference. It is expected that the results will inform future planning to enhance student motivation and ownership of learning using this technology.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:KuraCloud, student motivation, ownership of learning, flexible delivery
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:5632
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Deposited On:18 Jan 2018 05:20
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 21:41

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