The Educational Implementation of e-Learning System Applying the Theory of Motivation - With Focus on "Interest" and the "Self-Determination Theory"

동기 이론이 적용된 e-Learning system의 교육적 실천: 흥미와 SDT를 중심으로

  • Received : 2018.09.05
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


This study examines and measures the enhancement of intrinsic motivation in learners who have been part of the e-Learning system ( for elementary-level English learning, developed based on the systematic application of the motivation theory as dictated by 'interest' and 'self-determination' and put into practice at 3,100 private tutoring institutions. According to the survey conducted on 328 learners in the e-Learning system inspired by the motivation theory and on 150 learners in other English programs, the former was found to have stimulated 'interest' and satisfied 'psychological desire' in the learners, leading to the development of 'specific strategies to motivate learners.' The study has clearly identified how learners are better motivated in the e-Learning environment, demonstrating its contributions to advancing e-Learning, building a practical e-Learning system based on a systematic motivation theory defined by 'interest' and 'self-determination,' and applying the system to some 16,000 learners at 3,100 private tutoring institutions.


Self-Determination Theory;Interest;Theory of motivation;Motivational strategies;E-learning system;Elementary school English

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Fig. 1. Animation storytelling and Series game of English Buddy title on the basis of persistence and selectivity

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Fig. 2. Overview of the English Buddy System

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Fig. 3. English Buddy log-in page

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Fig. 4. The motivational strategies on the process of learning in English Buddy

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Fig. 5. English Buddy institutions and students

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Fig. 6. Score Changes of Measures between Groups of Different Interest and Three Desires

Table 1. Test Subjects

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Table 2. Learning Period by Group

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Table 3. Credibility of the Motivational Strategy Concept

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Table 4. LevenHomogeneity of variance test

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Table 5. Score Changes of Measures between Groups of Different Interest and Three Desires

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Table 6. Correlation analysis

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