In Socol’s article, he described how to create a conducive environment for learning. He pointed 4 environments to get it right:

  1. Learning environment – students make most decision (Sounds like self-directed learning to me)
  2. Time environment – students learn and work along a schedule which makes sense to them
  3. Technological environment – support collaboration without barrier
  4. Social environment – allows students to build their social network without our prejudice