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So... I don't think there's a thread for this yet, and it technically isn't about coronavirus itself... how is everyone doing distance learning? I'm in the last week of mine, though technically they're having a make-up and extra credit week after that one. Most teachers are trying their best but my English class has just been busy work : P AP Euro on the other hand is absolutely killing me...

 

Don't even get me started on motivation. There's no structure at home and it takes FOREVER to make myself do simple school stuff. Can't wait for this to be over O_o

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Social distancing just isn't what I have been used to.

And it's tough,

not to shake hands, no chest bumps, no hugs,

wearing a mask.

 

I wish it was over too.

 

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I'm adjusting but it's rough. I'm in university, and my last year at that. But, there's a reason I don't take online courses and haven't (except twice because there was no choice in the matter both times): I get headaches and migraines easily. Eye strain is a trigger for them and online courses require so much time on the computer. In the last month and a half since my courses all went online, I've had a significant increase to the number of headaches/migraines that I get in a common month. I fell behind on schoolwork and home chores because the pain puts me out of commission more often than not (I get complex migraines with auras so I'm not even able to see for a good chunk of time). 

 

My summer class also has to be online but, supposedly, the fall semester should return to normal, on-campus operations. 

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Well, for me there is actually not really much difference - other than that I am finally not expected to shake hands any more which I strongly disliked since forever (you never know whether people really have clean hands when they extend them to you and I always felt the urge to run and wash my hands after each hand shake). I have worked from home via phone for some years now, so the only real difference is that I now have to wear a mask when shopping for essentials (I have never felt the need to go out to socialise or go shopping or stuff, so again no real difference for me) and that's bearable for the short trips.

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It sucks. I generally get all A’s, but this semester my GPA won’t be super great, I’ll probably have mostly B’s. Not failing or anything that extreme. But the online adjustment hasn’t happened yet for me, and it’s so late into the online classes that it probably won’t. I’ve done online classes before, but it’s easy when the class format is created from the beginning to be online. Switching from in-person to online is a rough transition, at least for me. Online classes paired with some things that happened in my personal life, it’s been hard to do schoolwork.

 

I’m a math major, so it’s an incredibly cumulative major. I’m so burnt out and tired that I need a few weeks break, but at some point in the summer I’ll need to study on my own. Which I’m optimistic about, since I’ve self-studied math and science in the past. I just, wow I need a break.

 

On the topic of handshakes, I hope they disappear permanently for the rest of eternity.

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On the verge of a nervous breakdown everyday b/c no human contact and bad procrastination habits I've had since forever. I have an essay due in 4 days that I haven't even started, I'm sleep-deprived today and thus useless, and my brain can't handle all of the things it has to do in my acting workshop's final scene, since I have to be my own Foley artist while remembering lines and timing. UGH.

 

Oh, and did I mention my college nominated me for a scholarship? Because of my test scores they want me as their slave for the next couple of years. I'll be happy to oblige, as soon as I find the right combo of drugs that allows my crazy ass to function properly.

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I am not doing well with it. When I meet someone I always offer my handshake, give them a good grip, look right in their eyes and say "It's a pleasure to know you sir" or It's a pleasure to know you ma'am".  Whatever is appropriate. I'm also a hugger and I kiss people that I know on both cheeks. I still fist bump when I come into work or I see someone I've known for a long time. I put my N95 on when I walk my service dog and when I go into a store. I don't wear it at work anymore, none of us do.

I guess in plain English I think social distancing blows.

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I think that has been fairly obvious. But many of us prefer to take all possible precautions. A lot of it is attitude.

 

(Doing a course on line that I've meant to do for years and it's going pretty well.)

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30 minutes ago, Fuzzbucket said:

I think that has been fairly obvious. But many of us prefer to take all possible precautions. A lot of it is attitude.

 

(Doing a course on line that I've meant to do for years and it's going pretty well.)

 

Stop following me around the forum and commenting on my posts when it is inappropriate. My experience with trying to social distance does not deserve a rude comment from you. And stop mini modding me in the game forums and leave me alone already. Everyone else has posted without comment by other posters.

 

"I think that has been fairly obvious. But many of us prefer to take all possible precautions"   Your comment is just rude and inappropriate.

 

In plain English, stop bullying me already and leave me alone.

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Okay, just for my understanding, is this Distance Learning supposed to be specifically focused on schooling online or is it supposed to focus on adapting/changing habits to avoid physical contact with others in the general sense?

 

Because the impression I got was strictly for online schooling :'V because, that's that Distance Learning means from every application of the phrase that I've seen.

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Very many people are taking courses on line - by distance learning  - either for something to do during lockdown or because their schools and colleges are requiring it. Many - as you can see in this thread - are finding it very hard - and there are a lot of students seriously worried about the exam side of it all - especially in the UK.

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Ooh, drama in the distance learning thread.

 

Anyway, yeah, I started the thread based on schools have to switch to online classes rather than for already online classes. The major difference is that most schools used to physical learning just aren't used to online learning. My Issues in Democracy class literally just posted that they cancelled the rest of the assignments for the week, my teacher's basically given up on that one. My other classes have switched all the final projects over to simple essays. I'm a senior in high school and one of my last essays was a middle-school-level five paragraph style paper on federalism! 

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Drama I intend to shut down right now. We're all adults here.

 

I know some members don't get along, but this thread is about distance learning, not social distancing. Keep the posts in this thread on that topic or they will be removed.

 

This is the one and final thread warning I'm giving. 

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I'm in my last year of my bachelor's degree and I gotta say my technical classes are hard to learn from just using Zoom and Adobe Connect. Biochemistry is something that is usually learned hands on, so you can't really learn lab techniques online as well.

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