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Motivation, feedback and mindsets in learning with EdTech

When developing and using educational digital environments, it is important to consider the conditions that are known to promote learning. Learning is a complex process and there are many factors and conditions that affect its quality.

Canan Blake

UCL EDUCATE Research Associate




Motivation is defined as an internal state or condition that directs human behaviour towards a goal. It is widely believed that a positive motivational state – often observed as enjoyment, affective engagement and situational interest – can have a positive effect on learning outcomes.


This review very briefly covers the constructs of motivation, feedback and mindset in education to help us understand how EdTech products and services might be enhanced. The aspiration is to help everyone to improve the efficacy and impact of EdTech tools by shaping approaches to their design and development.


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