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Dawn Leberknight

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Dawn Leberknight, BA is an Instructional Designer working towards her M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Dawn currently holds a position as Curriculum Coordinator at South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. Dawn’s area of professional interest includes instructional design, online learning, and interprofessional education. Dawn can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn or contacted via email.  

Applying the 6 C’s of Motivation to Online Learning for Health Professionals

 With significant advancements in asynchronous and synchronous distance education technologies, such as videoconferencing, online discussion forums, and digital whiteboards, there is an opportunity to facilitate and enhance collaborative learning among interdisciplinary health professionals. If utilized appropriately, these technologies can provide a platform for open, equitable and accessible knowledge-sharing among health professionals. Learner motivation to participate in, and continue with, online learning programs is strongly affected by instructional design, and there are several instructional design strategies related to the 6 C’s of Motivation learning theory which should be considered when developing online education for interdisciplinary health professionals: 

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