The days of “sit still” and “pay attention” in the four-walled classroom are over. A compilation of recent studies confirm that all students, young and old, benefit by a multi-faceted and possibly noisy or varying learning environments such as those offered online.
The prolific computer users of today are setting the bar higher for education standards of tomorrow as the availability and use of online distance learning increases. Student participation is actually increased in cyber classrooms as individual assignments or discussions must be posted, thereby inclusion is mandatory without embarrassment and removes student inhibitions and the need for instructors to coax or otherwise discipline a silent pupil sitting at the back of the room.
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