|1. Social and psychological origins of …
||Your motivations, not only as a student but as a person, and both the social and psychological factors that influence you
||This can be everything from the original motivation behind enrolling in school in the first place, down to more specific goals like why you want to learn to write and communicate well.
||A drive to be self-supporting and to take on a productive role in society.
|2. needs, which generate …
||Better job, increased income, satisfying career, prestige
||This can include the area of study you select and the school you choose to attend.
||Pursuing a degree to seek a career in a field you enjoy.
|3. expectations of …
||Expectation and perception (preconceived and continuing) of educational material
||What you expect to learn to fulfill goals and meet needs.
||Understanding what you need to accomplish the smaller goals. An example would be “study for an exam.”
|4. the mass media or other sources, which lead to…
||The content and learning activities of the program
||Selection of content aimed at fulfilling needs. Results are student satisfaction, perceived value, and continued enrollment.
||Choosing which learning activities to use (e.g., texts, watch videos, research alternative content, etc.).
|5. differential patterns of media exposure, resulting in …
||Frequency and level of participation
||How you engage with learning activities and how often. Results are student satisfaction and perceived value, and continued enrollment.
||When, how often, and how much time you spend in learning activities.
|6. needs gratification and …
||Better job, increased income, satisfying career, prestige, more immediate goals like pass an exam, earn a good grade, etc.
||Needs fulfillment and completion of goals.
||Learning activities that meet your learning needs, including fulfillment of your original goals.
|7. other unintended consequences.
||Increased skills and knowledge, entertainment, social involvement and networking
||Causes positive loop-back into 4, 5, and 6, reinforcing those positive outcomes.
||Things you learn beyond your initial goals.