writers. Generally, most believe that humor provides a number of benefits to
both the learner and the instructor. Instructors who use humor usually get
positive evaluations from their students, and students usually have an enjoyable
experience learning the material. Many studies seem to prove it.
For example, Michigan State University writes on their website
that humor reduces stress, increases student interest and attentiveness and does
much to improve the classroom environment. They offer a list of articles on one
of their resource pages that offer guidelines and examples of how to use humor
in the classroom and in online courses. Read more...