During this hard time……

Remote learning Reflection


Jasmine Mao | Digital literacy  10| 2020/6/12


This is undoubtedly an unprecedented major plague, but it will also be something worth sharing with our children and grandchildren in the future. The fate of many people has changed as a result. Some people lost their loved ones, friends and even lives in this disaster. Some students may fail to get into good universities because of the drastic decline in their grades. . . For me, this beautiful, second half of ninth grade, which should have left a lot of pleasant memories, was so messed up by a scourge. In the future, I will recall that what I have left in my mind is only the picture of the past few months under the pouring rain, sitting in front of the computer and listening to the online class that made me sleepy.

Sounds terrible, doesn’t it?


I`n fact, this time is not completely that bad. I don’t mean “because I don’t have to go to school, I can watch youtube and netflix all day in the bed!” Such benefits (but I admit, I’ve done this…), but I realized a problem:Do I really Hate online learning that much?
To be honest, in normal classrooms, I am not an active and excellent student, even a little bit lonely. During the period when most of the classroom content was converted into online assignments, this personality defect was reduced numerous times until it disappeared without a trace, How sorry I was to prevaricate in front of my classmates at school, how proud I was to speak like a professional online. I hate how unconvenient remote learning is, but at the same time I like that it give me chances and a invisible mask.

I did a small survey among my classmates. The content of the survey is: “Are you really listening to the online class?” Among them, 70% of the respondents answered “It’s a little difficult to concentrate on the class, but all of my homework I completed”. There is no doubt that online learning is extremely difficult for teachers and students, teachers need to spend a lot of time to modify the course into an online course, and for students, using a computer to learn means that they will face a lot of temptations, video games, Youtube , Photoshop. . . As long as the URLs of these websites are entered into the top of the browser, it can be reached within a few seconds, and the teacher will not even notice it. . . How many students continue to fall into this cycle in the past few months, and then miss a lot of courses? I am one of them. How much has my grades dropped, and what have I lost, I know.


What saved me was an ability called self-discipline, and an ability developed and improved in distance learning was also self-discipline. Most of the time, it is some short-term temptations that prevent us from progressing towards our goals. For example, I want to lose weight but can’t help but eat snacks, and I always pick up my phone when I want to draw. Many people are troubled by these temptations, struggling to achieve their goals.





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