Could achievement badges be the motivation your students need? One of the common causes of learners’ lack of motivation and failure to complete is a failure to understand why the learning activities are valuable. Are learners in your courses asking themselves:
Why am I doing this?
When will I be done?
Why does this matter?
I’d rather spend my time on something else.
I’m not going to make it to the end—I can’t even see where the end is.
This doesn’t matter to me.