Researchers found that employees working in environments without pictures, plants, souvenirs and other were 15% less productive than those working with said “distractions”. This also applies to the educational context – students who don’t have a desirable learning environment will feel its effects on their learning performance and mental health.
This is where the problem arises – in traditional classrooms, the learning environments are predetermined by the educational institutions according to their preferences. In other words, the students rarely have any say in what their learning environment looks like.
On the other hand, in the case of E-Learning, the students have total control of their learning environment. Those students who feel the benefits of a plant-filled environment can customize their E-Learning environment accordingly. And, those students who feel better in a minimalistic learning environment without any distractions can reap the benefits of such an E-Learning environment.