Influence of Students’ Motivation on Their Experience with E-Learning Systems: An Experimental Study

  • Rosa Lanzilotti
  • Francesca Montinaro
  • Carmelo Ardito
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)


The use of information technologies to support learning is an important study area for both teaching experts and HCI researchers aiming to produce efficacious e-learning systems allowing teachers, tutors and students to carry out their activities in a satisfactory and enjoyable manner. The system the user will interact with must therefore be designed not only on the basis of the classic usability principles but also of those aspects that affect the overall user experience. Aim of the present study is to see how individual characteristics of cognitive and above all motivational type affect learning while using an e-learning system, and to assess their impact on the overall e-learning user experience.


E-learning systems motivation user experience evaluation study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa Lanzilotti
    • 1
  • Francesca Montinaro
    • 1
  • Carmelo Ardito
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di BariBariItaly

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