What are your thoughts on remote learning and your experience with it? What have you liked and disliked?
Remote learning was a very new experience for me. One thing that I really liked is having more flexibility with my work schedule. I found that by setting my own schedules, I have become better at time management. One thing that I really miss is getting to having face-to-face interactions with others. Working at home can sometimes feel lonely, and I found myself wishing to be able to talk to others more often during remote learning.
How has technology benefitted you during the remote learning experience?
Technology has benefitted me through this experience. During remote learning, I have spent much more time on my computer than before. I have become much more proficient with online communication, as I have sent many emails to teachers during remote learning to ask questions or submit work. In addition, I spent more time using various software such as photoshop and have become more familiar with them.
An image that I created using Photoshop.
How has technology impeded you during the remote learning experience?
Technology has also hindered my productivity. I found myself more prone to distractions such as YouTube when I work online. Furthermore, occasional technical issues have occurred and have disrupted classes and caused confusion for me. For example, I was unable to join a science meeting once, which resulted in me missing out on information and having to catch up afterwards.
What is one core competency that you already were proficient with that helped you transition into remote learning?
One core competency that I was proficient with was personal awareness and responsibility. I took responsibility for my own learning. I have often checked Microsoft Teams and my email to stay informed on assignments. In addition, I made sure to get started on assignments right away instead of leaving it until the last minute. For example, I worked on a science research outline about salmon. I completed this assignment over the course of 2 weeks instead of rushing it during the last few days. The research outline can be downloaded here.
What is one core competency that you have improved or developed during your remote learning experience?
One core competency that I improved on was my Communication. Throughout remote learning, I have often needed to send emails to teachers to ask questions or submit work. As a result, I have become much more familiar with sending proper emails. I have also frequently talked to my peers to discuss questions or to arrange meetings; This has also helped me improve my communication skills.
To conclude, remote learning felt unique and was mostly an enjoyable experience for me. I learned a lot from remote learning! However, I miss having face-to-face interactions with my peers and teachers.