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The aim of this paper is to shed light on the ways participants in an LMOOC can be sustained motivated, so that dropout rates may be reduced. As massive open online learning is by its nature (Larreta-Azelain, 2014) different from the conventional teacher-led one and is sheltered in the related novel learning environments, it is comprehensible that the extent to which it is accomplished depends on the skilful orchestration of the multiple teaching online manifestations. As a result, since motivation cannot be inspired and effected directly by the teacher due to his/her physical absence and the vast volume of participants, and as it might fade away throughout autonomous studying, it has to be integrated in the whole philosophy and rationale of an LMOOC that determine its design (Beaven, Codreanu, & Creuzé, 2014) and constitution.

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