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Academic Motivation and Self-Discipline Strategies for Online Learners

Academic Motivation and Self-Discipline Strategies for Online Learners
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Author(s): Emily Guetzoian (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Future of Work and Education: Implications for Curriculum Delivery and Work Design
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sunil Ramlall (Concordia University Wisconsin, USA), Ted Cross (Western Governors University, USA)and Michelle Love (Western Governors University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8275-6.ch007


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The purpose of this chapter is to examine the academic motivation and self-discipline of online learners and how online academic strategies can translate to the modern-day workforce in the post-pandemic world. The chapter examines digital learning trends and skills students need to prepare them for online learning, such as self-directedness. It discusses the difference between motivation and self-discipline. It also covers strategies specific for different types of learners, such as undergraduate students, graduate students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and students from underrepresented populations. It provides tips for various levels of educators to support student motivation and self-discipline in the online environment. It also provides tips for students themselves to address their own motivation and self-discipline strategies, such as eliminating distractions, setting goals, using technology effectively, and developing a routine. The chapter concludes with suggestions of how to implement these online academic skills into the workplace.

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