Teaching Tips

Compilation from Successful Teachers

There are many motivation theories derived from years of research outlining why students may not be motivated to learn. Below are lists of how to motivate students compiled from polling the successful ‘favorite’ instructors at one college as well as capturing some tips from other online instructors.


Imel, Susan (1988). Guidelines for Working with Adult Learners. ERIC Digest No. 77.ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Career and Vocational Education Columbus OH. Retrieved February 9, 2011 from http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-929/working.htm

R.I.T. Online Learning. Retrieved on February 12, 2011 from http://online.rit.edu/faculty/teaching_strategies/adult_learners.cfm