Student Motivation and Engagement in Online Courses
Keeping people's attention through a long course can be challenging. I wanted to make sure that they weren't looking at the same thing every day through such a long course. I think that continuity can be fine, especially for a shorter course. But for my learners, I wanted to make sure that it was absolutely the best setup to demonstrate the ideas. Especially because what we do needs to be practiced. You do have to get your hands on what I just taught you. Every single
one of those video lessons was followed by what I call a practice builder. So every one of them had very clear instructions on what you can do how you can
practice that specific lesson.
How to Motivate Students
I think a lot of times folks they've heard some kind of rule, especially when we think about things like presentation design, or even sales page design, but, you know, here are the components. Here's exactly how to do it. You know, you have to have 5 topics and, think like PowerPoint slides, where you can't have any more x points, and they can't be any more than Y words. The deal is your work may not fit into that shape. So I think the biggest thing is instead of kind of shoving your work into some rules, somebody has build a foundation with pillars that make the course interesting. This is especially good for those folks who are coming to online courses with a very deep knowledge base. So we are the nerds who are so excited to teach our learners what we know and get them excited about this topic.
How do students motivate themselves in online classes?
When you do have that structure, that's going to make what you're teaching be in integrity. That's going to give it a sense of a whole and be holistic.
So that not only do students understand how they're moving through what they're learning. You also have an opportunity to
take that shape and say, okay like in my case, here are the nine (9) modules here are the nine (9) categories of visual thinking choices You can get all nine
(9) of those in that foundational course. But hey, look over here I did a deep dive workshop, which became a course just on this one module so they're able
to see that, okay this is the foundation of everything, but if I want to go deep on color then I can choose the spectrum savvy course. You know that kind of idea
so that you can kind of microscope in and telescope out and people can learn at different levels.
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