By James Marshall Crotty, in Forbes.com
The current generation of students understands that we are still within the Wild West era of online education; a Daedulus-like “sea change” characterized by increased anonymity and — for learning introverts –- concomitant freedom from the discomfiture of real-world human interaction.
There’s more patience and forgiveness in this brave new virtual world, notes Dennis McGuire, an e-learning specialist at CodeBaby, a privately held Colorado Springs software development concern. “Students and humans inherently don’t like to expose their ignorance to other humans right out of the gate,” McGuire explained to me in a recent interview. “They’re often not in a comfortable environment, whereas they will ask questions to a virtual assistant that they otherwise wouldn’t ask to some human on the phone or to a teacher in a classroom.” READ MORE HERE