The changes of online learning – Six Mile Post – Six Mile Post


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From left, Kelsie Gilbert, Marisa Milligen, April Rhudy, Jimenea Hernandez for in the online area of the Cartersville library.

A majority of us can agree that this wasn’t the typical school semester any of us were expecting. Sitting six feet apart in classrooms, mandated masks and a disease that has been putting us and our loved ones in danger. One of the precautions most students and schools decided to take was a switch to online learning.

Doing online school has been challenging for some. Most students grew up in a physical classroom environment with a hands-on approach to learning.

Khaled Abdul-Rahman, GHC student on the Douglasville campus says, “It depends on the course of course, and the environment you’re surrounded by. For example, in this pandemic, it’s hard to get through online learning because of the little social interactions you get.”

Interacting face to face with your peers is something that’s always been encouraged. It’s also a great way to establish a beneficial connection with your professors. However, social interaction can be challenging for some.

Mallory Hobson, online GHC student says, “As someone with anxiety, online learning benefits me through having social interaction at my own pace — through discussion posts and zoom meetings — while still experiencing human connections. This goes for academically as well.”

Student’s motivation has also plummeted while outside distractions are at an all time high. Not only do students