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Table 2 Four possible dimensions of motivation

From: A possible future for next generation adaptive learning systems

  Motivation
Dimension Attitude Indicators
Competence Am I Capable? The learner believes he or she has the ability to complete the task.
Autonomy Can I control or manage my learning? The student feels in control by seeing a direct link between her actions and an outcome.
Value Does it interest me? Is it worth the effort? The student has some interest in the task or sees the value of completing it.
Relatedness What do others think? Completing the task brings the student social reward, recognition or sense of belonging.