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- Engagement Theory is a framework for technology-based teaching and learning. “ The fundamental idea underlying engagement theory is that students must be meaningfully engaged in learning activities through interaction with others and worthwhile tasks. While in principle, such engagement could occur without the use of technology, we believe that technology can facilitate engagement in ways which are difficult to achieve otherwise. So engagement theory is intended to be a conceptual framework for technology-based learning and teaching.” (Kearsley & Schneiderman, 1999).
2 The model
- Relate emphasizes team work (communication, management, planning, social skills)
- Create emphasizes creativity and purpose. Students have to define (or at least identify in terms of a problem domain) and execute a project in context
- Donate stresses usefulness of the outcome (ideally each project has an outside "customer" that the project is being conducted for).
- Kearsley, G. & Schneiderman, B. (1999). Engagement theory: A framework for technology-based learning and teaching. Originally at http://home.sprynet.com/~gkearsley/engage.htm. Retrieved 14:42, 11 September 2006 (MEST) from google cache.
- Kearsley, G. (1997). The Virtual Professor: A Personal Case Study. 
- Shneiderman, B. (1994) Education by Engagement and Construction: Can Distance Education be Better than Face-to-Face? 
- Shneiderman, B. (1988), Relate-Create-Donate: An educational philosophy for the cyber-generation. Computers & Education, in press.
- Shneiderman, B., Alavi, M., Norman, K. & Borkowski, E. (Nov 1995). Windows of opportunity in electronic classrooms, Communications of the ACM, 38(11), 19-24.
- Miliszewska, Iwona and John Horwood. 2006. Engagement theory: a universal paradigm?. In Proceedings of the 37th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '06). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 158-162. DOI=10.1145/1121341.1121392 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1121341.1121392