Keep Learning: Student Engagement in an Online Environment


  • Akanksha Bedi Western Washington University



Student engagement, motivation to learn, self-efficacy, online learning, and online education


Student engagement is a key factor in promoting learning and academic achievement. This study explores the factors underlying student engagement and the best practices advocated by students and faculty to engage students. Results revealed that student motivation to learn and self-efficacy are positively associated with student engagement. In addition, self-efficacy partially mediated the relationship between motivation to learn and student engagement. Finally, both faculty and students suggested diverse and inclusive techniques to engage students. Online education may become our new reality, and adjustment to this new world requires shifting to a new pedagogical paradigm.

Author Biography

Akanksha Bedi, Western Washington University

Department of Management, Assistant Professor


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