Perceptions of efficacy: “If I’m not suffering, am I learning?”
Designing a delightful learning experience would seem essential if we want to motivate adult learners to engage with our products. But do adult learners value ‘fun’ learning experiences? In this talk we explore student perceptions of products designed to provide entertaining, stress-free learning, such as bite-sized video-based activities and social clubs. Specifically, we examine questions raised by some students of the efficacy of learning experiences which don’t feel like ‘hard work’.
What will you get out of this session?
Relevant to both teachers and course designers, we’ll share research on student perceptions of ‘fun’ and learning, explore some effects that pressure and stress have on language learning, and consider implications for your own learning design.