First Advisor

Henderson, Russell E.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

64 pages


This applied project addresses the issues related to at risk youth turning to the Internet as a means to obtain their high school diplomas. A review of literature examines the pros and cons of the virtual high schools, motivational theory, how to apply motivational techniques to the online setting, and methods that can be employed by online instructors to increase learner motivation and participation. The review results in a presentation by the author to fellow online instructors at the Fort Washakie Virtual High School with suggestions on how the teacher can increase the motivation of the student body who is generally considered at risk.

Date of Award

Summer 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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