Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Consider adding humor to instruction

You have to check this out, published 5/31/2005 (yesterday) on The Athens News website, the article is called “Learning through laughter: Study supports use of humor in online courses.” I include the a paragraph by Elizabeth Weinstein as a teaser.

The most important finding, he added, is that humor can take a situation such as online learning, which is often viewed as sterile and remote, and add a sense of personal flavor to the experience. He also has a word of advice to professors who might be afraid to experiment with the use of humor in their classrooms even if they don't consider themselves funny. Sometimes just the attempt at humor is enough.

read the entire article! [ click here ]



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