Cultivating Situational Interest in Blended Learning Environment

Yan Keung Hui, Chen Li, Sheng Qian, Lam for Kwok

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According to the theories of interest and self-determination in education psychology, students’ academic performance will be positively affected by situational interest and learning motivation. For improving the design of an engineering course at the City University of Hong Kong in a blended learning environment, we apply these two theories to form a new conceptual model and verify it through an experimental study in which a total number of 61 undergraduate students participated during a whole 13-week course. In this study, we aim at finding out how situational interest can be cultivated. The data analysis results show that the learning motivation can further cultivate the situational interest on top of the individual interest, and the perceived usefulness of instructional design can enhance students’ learning satisfaction and learning motivation. Our findings make theoretical contributions by combining these two theories and demonstrate the importance of these theories on the instructional design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlended Learning. Enhancing Learning Success - 11th International Conference, ICBL 2018, Proceedings
EditorsSimon K. Cheung, Lap-Kei Lee, Lam-for Kwok, Kenichi Kubota, Jumpei Tokito
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319945040
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2018 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 31 Jul 20182 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10949 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2018


  • Instructional design
  • Self-determination Theory
  • Situational interest
  • Theory of Interest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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