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Current issues of motivation, academic performance and internet use- implications for an education of excellence

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    Today’s world is facing many problems caused by the economic crisis leading thus to an education crisis. Witnessing major changes in the curricula, at different ways of assessment, at teaching and learning in transdiciplinary manner which took by surprise the students who, in turn, feel disarmed and unable to cope with these changes that take place in a very fast rate. And internet has a big influence in students learning and their performance. Many universities try to introduce the internet and new technologies to facilitate student learning, to enhance their motivation for study and to improve their academic performance. Given that, if we want to provide an education of excellence, we have to know the student professional motivation, which determines them to obtain academic performance, to enhance their learning using internet to successfully cope with the challenges of knowledge-based society.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39250.

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    Date of creation: 26 Apr 2012
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    Publication status: Published in Liveranging technology for learning 2066-026X.1(2012): pp. 355-358
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39250

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    Keywords: motivation; academic performance; internet technology; critical thinking; active learning;

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