Motivation and Content: Framing Messaging in Online Education

Thursday, November 01 | 3:15PM–4:00PM MT | Board 307, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B-E
Session Type: Poster Session
This session presents a framework for instructor-initiated messaging that draws on best practices in online education. The messaging framework is based on two dimensions: motivation for, and content of, the message. It considers whether or not the messaging is in response to a behavior and if it’s common or unique.

Outcomes: Identify the elements to consider when determine how best to communicate with online students * Determine the most effective form of messaging for a variety of online learning situations * Explore the 6 categories of messaging opportunities in online education


  • Kelly McKenna

    Assistant Professor, Colorado State University