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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(3): 183-186 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.105

An Investigation of Demotivators for Online Resources

Shih-hsien Yang
Abstract—Previous studies have investigated student language learning by using technical tools such as, websites, e-mails, and discussion forums. Most reports showed that e-learning gives students flexible time and space for self-learning. However, few research findings showed the opposite results of student e-learning. Demotivation is another issue in the field of language learning. Instead of trying to find out what motivates students to learn, this study investigated what demotivators students might experience while using online resources. The results showed that learning contents and future career implications (the lack of intrinsic motivation) were the major two demotivating factors for online resources.

Index Terms—Demotivation, e-learning, online resources

Shih-hsien Yang is with Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Formosa University, YunLin, Taiwan ( email: shiyang@nfu.edu.tw).

Cite: Shih-hsien Yang, "An Investigation of Demotivators for Online Resources," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 183-186, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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