Student participation thrives in online learning environments

More time for reflection equals lively interactions,new e-learning study shows.
By Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The virtual classroom can be as effective as other traditional learning methods and even give students more time to reflect, according to a recent study of MBA students.

And while online students rarely meet their classmates, the study found that online learning isn’t an isolated or lonely experience for students.

“This study clearly shows that an online education can add to learning communications and open the door to a high level of thought and introspection. That introspection in a team environment creates exceptional business leaders,” said Peter Carr, associate director of Athabasca University’s Centre for Innovative Management and co-author of the study.