Intrinsic Motivation

Useful article about intrinsic motivation

First, a number of previous theories of intrinsic motivation are reviewed.
Then, several studies of highly motivating computer games are described.
These studies focus on what makes the games fun, not on what makes them educational. Finally, with this background, a rudimentary theory of intrinsically motivating instruction is developed, based on three categories: challenge, fantasy, and curiosity.

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