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How do you self-motivate to excel, rather than be mediocre, in an online learning environment when performance is all on you? Do you think it is different when in a traditional classroom setting?

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I have taken many online courses; therefore, I may assist you using both knowledge and experience. Online learning is not for everyone and some people find that the experience is too impersonal and leaves the student vulnerable to failing due to laziness, poor organizational skills, and procrastination.

It is easy to stay motivated when taking courses in the classroom. Sitting in a hard seat under bright lights with an enthusiastic instructor forces you to stay engaged in the lesson and work to the best of your potential. But how do you stay motivated while working from the comforts of your home? For some, like myself, it isn't too much of a challenge. On the other hand, many people who have taken online courses will tell you their level of motivation decreased compared to when they learned in the traditional classroom setting. "At times, there can be a loss of focus and motivation ...

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This solution compares self-motivation in an online learning environment versus the traditional classroom setting. It also contains strategies for achieving self-motivation as an online learner. 601 words.

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•Can everyone be an online learner? What do the various theories that you have studied contribute to your answer?
•How can you support an online learner who does not seem to be motivated? Describe 2 possible scenarios in which online learners may not have or may lose their energy and interest in continuing to study online. How might self-regulation, self-motivation, and reflective practices be applied to solve issues? How do situations such as this call for strong consideration by teachers and administrators of the affective performance domain?
•What learning theories most clearly support authentic or performance-centric assessment? Why? Which learning theories best support norm-referenced or fixed-choice assessment methods? Why?

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