April 5, 2012
-- Have you ever studied in the horizontal position before -- say in a hammock, grassy field or on a sandy beach? How come? Learners in the wireless world can access the internet with their cell phones, Skype mobile device or their laptops. That means learning is no longer for strictly vertical learners anymore. Horizontal learners listen up!
World Class Online (go2worldclass.com)
offers a whole innovative catalog of courses and training programs that can be accessed whether you are in the mood to learn vertically or horizontally. "Learning is not just for those who sit in chairs anymore -- in fact, because of the internet and wireless technologies, we are now given the choice," states Dezra L. Guthrie, the founder and CEO of World Class Educational Services, from which World Class Online operates. And Guthrie leads World Class Online (go2worldclass.com)
by example, having received her own M Ed in Instructional Design through Western Governors University -- a pioneer in its own right in the field of technololgy-
"People learn best when they have control over their learning environment,"
claims Guthrie. "And they learn best when they are rested, relaxed and in the mood to learn. The mind shuts down and has little desire to learn when it is stressed, tense and preoccupied with the busy-ness of life. When a person is in the horizontal position, meaning reclining or laying down, they are more restful, in most cases, than when standing upright," further adds Guthrie.
But does this mean one can actually learn better -- if they are laying down? I mean, if one is on the border of a theta state, how is that possible? The World Class Online founder reasons, "there are plenty of students who day dream and fall asleep in class also -- if someone is that tired, no matter whether they are sitting up or lying down, they are going to fall asleep if they are needing sleep."
So, learning can be accomplished whether you are vertical or horizontal. I'll take mine in a hammock with an iced tea, thank you.