Test Anxiety and Motivational Incentives in Web-Based Learning

Cismas S. C.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Distance Learning and Web Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 05 September 2009, pp.77-82 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-82
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Learning styles, motivation and test anxiety seem to be dynamic and surprising forces, which interact and collide, increasing or decreasing the effectiveness of the instruction process in unquantifiable ways. The relationship between nervousness, motivation and proficiency is even more complex, as they could be mutually altered in the process of acquiring a foreign idiom. For instance, the more successful the learner is, the more he wants to learn and the more resourceful and confident he becomes in mastering the new linguistic code, seen mostly as a gateway to a new cultural identity, and not merely as a set of communication patterns. They interact differently in traditional learning versus e-learning, and the particular aspects of web-based acquisition of foreign languages, in so far as it is possible, constitutes the focus of this approach.