One factor that I hadn’t put much thought into was how intrinsic motivation might be affected with online learning. Teaching traditionally has relied heavily on the extrinsic motivation provided by teachers. The idea that students want to learn for the sake of learning sounds great, in theory. However, students do respond to rewards, and most of the time you just have to do what works best for your classroom. However it might be easier to increase the intrinsic motivation for students by giving them online learning opportunities and letting them have more choice in expanding their learning base. This might motivate some students to achieve at a higher level.