Learning to Learn Online

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

This quote is the first thing that caught my attention in this online learning course. This period truly feels like learning to ride a bike all over again, however falling has consequences. I know, I am supposed to be a “digital native” right? This should be easy but it’s not. I don’t know if it’s because we’re actually being taught by “digital immigrants” or just the fact that it’s all new to us? If this online learning is the future, I feel bad for my kids already. I never imagined I would be saying this but I miss going to classes, and no I don’t mean the 40 mins Zoom session we take these days. I miss the physical and emotional part of it all, being in a classroom is just different. I am not saying that online learning is a totally bad idea, don’t get me wrong. However, it’s not my cup of tea. Drowning in emails and trying to manage the million Whatsapp groups I have is not an easy task in the midst of all of this. You would think it’s easy to attend classes online from the comfort of your bed, but it’s not that easy. Before every online class, I have to go make sure that none of my parents call me in the middle of class and that they don’t put the TV’s volume on 100 or whatever they do.

I am not gonna lie, I feel lost and overwhelmed by all of this. My eyes hurt sometimes from looking to much at my screen and it just feels like you are on your own. The module is telling us the basic stuff we already kind of know or heard from everyone these past two weeks. It’s preparing you for what you have to have in order to make it easier. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes..

Reference for the featured image: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/online-education-internet-3412498/

One thought on “Learning to Learn Online

  1. Hey Randa. I’m so sorry this has been so exhausting for you.
    We can talk about this later, but the whole digital native/immigrant thing is a myth and I’ll walk you through something more useful for thinking through this whole thing. It’s another framework about residents and visitors :))

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