Motivating Weak Students: A Critical Discussion and Reflection

Ganah, Abdulkadir orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9911-8505 (2012) Motivating Weak Students: A Critical Discussion and Reflection. Education, 3 (2). pp. 248-258. ISSN 0013-1172

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The motivation of students is regarded as one of the problems in the higher education. One of the reasons for the increasing number of students with low-level of motivation is that there are many students join universities without adequate level of preparation. consequently, because of complex material delivered to students and their low ability to learn quickly, the motivation of students to learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other software packages be decreased significantly during educational process. The means of multimedia can be used in teaching the technology to help in solving this problem.
The basic idea of proposed approach is to use the video clips, multimedia applications in the teaching process. The basic material should be accessible by students at any time. In order to do this, the material mentioned above should be published in E-learn. These video clips will help students in doing some exercises on their own time and independently which they may miss and can be used by students at later times when they prepare their design work using CAD. The accessibility of material and its possibility to repeat it a lot of time may increase the level of student’s knowledge gained and have improved their motivation.

Keywords: Motivation, Diversity, CAD, Technology, Feedback

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