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Student Motivation and Learning in Technology-Assisted Learning Environments

Fourth grade students using laptop computers in a classroom.Narmada Paul, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar in Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, studies student motivation and learning in technology-assisted learning environments. Her dissertation research involved developing and testing an instructional intervention to support fourth grade students’ participation in online discussions and promote their argumentation skills. She is currently conceptualizing ways to extend the ideas underlying her research in order to make the developed instructional intervention sensitive to individual differences in student motivation and learning. She is interested in applying person-centered methodological approaches that challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to making recommendations for practice in education. She collaborates with the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab at the University of Kentucky College of Education.