As more college courses are delivered online to adapt to students’ busy schedules, instructors are challenged to find creative ways to promote online learning. This paper explores the use of meditation to prepare college students for online learning by examining whether and how meditation increases students’ focus and concentration. A structured meditation exercise was administered to an undergraduate and graduate online course at a public university. Student reflections and comments suggest personal and cognitive benefits of meditation for online instruction. Ways to integrate meditation into online courses are discussed to encourage instructors to include meditation in their instruction methodology. This pilot intends to inspire future study and debate regarding the value of meditation for promoting online learning.
Freshman, Brenda and Molinari, Carol
"Mindful Meditation for Online Learning: Lighting the Fire by Dimming the Lights: Helping college Students Relax and Focus to Prepare for Online Learning,"
Internet Learning: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol2/iss2/8
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