Understanding methods for motivating students can greatly enhance students' response to a course and performance in it. This section contains links to research findings on student motivation and techniques for motivating students.
Motivating Students (University of California Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning).
Tips for motivating students to learn.
Motivating Your Students (Princeton University, The McGraw Center for Enhancing Teaching and Learning).
Part One: Methods for motivating students because they value what they are learning.
Part Two: Methods for motivating students because they believe they can learn new material and succeed in the course.
Strategies to enhance students' self-motivation plus instructional behaviors and course structures that motivate students to become engaged learners.
"Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips," Eric H. Hobson, Georgia Southern University (IDEA Paper #40, July 2004). PDF/Adobe Acrobat.
Ways to motivate students to do the course reading and methods to assist them in learning from it.