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Learning Matters: Research-Based Stratgies
Facilitator: Brett Jones, Virginia Tech

Professors often face one or more problems related to student motivation, such as: (a) not having a complete understanding of what motivates students, (b) not being able to apply their knowledge of motivation to develop practical strategies to promote students’ motivation and learning, and/or (c) not being familiar with effective tools that can be used to measure students’ motivation. The primary purpose of this session is to help instructors think about how they can use motivation science to make changes in their classes, activities, and assignments that will lead to increased student motivation and learning. This practical workshop will help instructors connect motivation research to practical teaching strategies.

Brett D. Jones, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, has held faculty positions at Duke University, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and is currently Professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech. His research includes investigating how students’ beliefs impact their motivation and examining methods instructors can use to design instructional environments that support students’ motivation and learning. Dr. Jones has published over 60 scholarly research articles and given over 100 presentations related to his research. In addition, he has taught 21 different types of university courses related to motivation, cognition, and teaching strategies and he has received teaching awards at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Virginia Tech.

For more information, see http://www.ep.soe.vt.edu/ms/About_Brett_Jones/Jones_Brett.html