Faculty Advisor

Beck, Joseph E.


Motivation has been a key factor to meeting any goal. Motivation involves providing a reason for someone to act a certain way. It involves an incentive to meet a certain end, either driven by intrinsic or extrinsic motivation. Students today have been afflicted with a loss of motivation. The loss of motivation is mainly caused by a lack of faith in oneÂ’s ability, laziness, fear of failure, stress, and other impediments. We have found that educational software is a growing medium for teaching students. Our group carried out an experiment to observe the effects our designed monetary system in an academic environment. We have determined that maintaining motivation can be accomplished by providing incentives to students.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science