A Proposed Model For Employing Digital Platforms In Developing The Motivation For Achievement Among Students Of Higher Education During Emergencies

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Naif Saud Abdallah Alanzi , Waleed Salim Alhalafawy


The emerging new context of learning during the emergency imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the necessity to consider how digital platforms can be used to enhance the motivation for achievement for higher education students and help them proceed with their educational journey. Enhancing students' abilities related to motivation to achieve has become one of the most important requirements for continuing learning within the context of an emergency. In addition, relying on a single, stable digital platform for all course content may not be appropriate for the nature of the curriculum. Accordingly, the current research has been suggested to develop a proposed model for employing a variety of digital platforms in one educational template to enhance the motivation for academic achievement among higher education students. The quasi-experimental approach has been used to compare the two research groups; the first group is the experimental group that used the proposed model for digital platforms, while the control group used the regular platform that is used at the University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during emergencies. The research sample consisted of sixty preparatory year students at the IT skills course. The research sample was randomly distributed into two groups. A measure of motivation to achieve has been prepared with regards to the nature of the course unit content. The scale included six themes: a sense of responsibility, perseverance, level of ambition, appreciation of the importance of time, enjoyment of learning practices, and planning for future. Each theme consists of four indicators, with a total of twenty-four indicators. The results have shown the preference and effectiveness of the proposed model for employing platforms in developing the motivation for achievement, as the model gave faculty members and students great flexibility in using qualitative tools that enhanced students' motivation.

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