During the time when all of us want to be safe by staying home, we may find me missed a lot of things. We missed moments that we used to hate. We find meetings are taxing, now we miss those moments having to sit with a group of people face to face.
Either you are an introverts or extroverts, we are all missing most of the moments we had in year 2019. I find it quite fascinating as I explore a new horizon of online teaching and learning. Other than our schooling children who have to meet online, we adult do that more often.
We meet our friends through variety of online platforms. May it be social media or specific meeting platforms. Various medium of communication online have given ample room for us to get in touch. Compared to those days, we can only listen to other’s voices via telephone, we now can see others visually.
Most working adults meet up via ZOOm, Webex, Google Meet room and many more. While having said this, there are more interesting sides when all these meetings are recorded. Especially when you meet, discuss and explore for new ideas, all the sessions are able to be recorded.
As that happens, we are able to rewind and replay all recorded materials for further understanding. We may not be able to miss any important points as meetings are available to be reviewed as long as it is recorded and made available to all.
Though this is known by many, not everyone has the luxury of time or having that drive to review and re-play all recordings. Yet, if you meant to understand content for learning, you will definitely find this very helpful.
On the other side, you may find that you have to be present online more than ever. Being online maybe being present via blogging, vlogging or podcasting. Some of us may have the preference to write over speaking. Yet, the situation now requires us to be able to do both.
This, still based on the career and position that you chose to be in. Some of you may be more active in LinkedIn where most professionals gather and share in terms of writing (text) or speaking (video). Many of us are already active in media social platform of your choice.
This may seems simple for some, but for many it is a great change. We have no choice other than to make ourselves engage in the outside world. This include the needs for us to make the availability and access to technology.
Now, the world still very much open despite the situation where all of us have to stay home.