Building focus and enjoyment to online learning

Read as many of the articles as you want to. We’ve put the ones we think are most helpful and interesting at the top, and marked the freely available ones.

  1. Esteban-Millat, Irene (2014). Modelling students’ flow experiences in an online learning environment. Computers and education (0360-1315), 71, p. 111.
  2. Ramsey, J., Meyer, E., Wachter-Boettcher, S., Lichaw, D., Shtuhl, O., Baxter, T., Maujood, M. and Voychehovski, S. (2007) Flow. Available at: http://alistapart.com/article/designingforflow. Free.
  3. Shin, Namin (2006). Online Learner’s ‘flow’ Experience: An Empirical Study. British Journal of Educational Technology37(5): 705–720.

Extra articles:

  • Cooper, A., Ruiz, L., Clinton, N., Samadzadeh, S. and Hayes, J. (2008) Navigating isn’t fun. Available at: http://www.cooper.com/journal/2008/5/navigating_isnt_fun (Accessed: 9 May 2016). Free.
  • Koepfler, J. and Evans, K. (2016) Getting (Dis)connected: Shallow interaction design for deeper human experiences – smashing magazine. Available at: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/03/getting-disconnected-shallow-interaction-design-deeper-human-experiences Free.

Access notes: not everyone may be able to access the paywalled articles. One approach is to ensure a proportion of the reading is freely available, favouring open access materials. We could take a pragmatic Wikipedia approach i.e. let those who have access to the pay-walled stuff digest it and share that thinking during the discussions. We look forward to hearing your views on this. Please contact us if you have difficulties, or if you have open texts to recommend.

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