The purpose of this study was to investigate the motivational effects of a web system of video cases studies (VCS) in a technology course for pre-service teachers. A Chinese version of Keller’s Course Interest Survey (CIS) was administered at the end of the course and two sessions of follow-up interviews were conducted. The results indicated that the authentic video cases covering various teaching subjects and demonstrating diverse technology applications were able to stimulate student motivation, especially on the categories of attention and satisfaction; while the categories of relevance and confidence were found relatively lower. Based on the results, suggestions for increasing the motivational effects of applying the VCS system were provided at the end.
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom. (pp.60-68)