October 8, 2020
A lot of what’s happening right now is uncertain and unprecedented: everything is constantly changing, and everyone’s struggling to adapt and find the new normal. Just like with all new things, it’s only logical that there will be some bumps in the road along the way.
From awkward Zoom class discussions, to technology issues, to not getting to interact with friends, students have all discovered the challenges of online learning. One of the most common issues has been the lack of separation between home and school and the possible distractions that come with it.
Kincaid is one of the many people who have run into this problem.
“My biggest issue with online learning has been the distractions. In a classroom, students are surrounded by focused peers and things that relate to the class they’re in, while at home, there are other people, pets, and other distractions like phones,” Kincaid said.
Another common challenge Liberty students are facing is having to sit in front of their computers for most of the day.
“Online learning has been pretty boring just sitting at the computer all day. I like to be outside a lot, so this is a huge change,” senior Kelsey Le said.
With both school and homework now online, many students’ daily screen time has been upwards of nine hours, so it’s understandable that students are a little tired of being on the computer.
But, of course, these problems were anticipated, and students have been adapting admirably. Now, it’s just a matter of working to improve these issues.