• Karin Heuert Galvão

Do you really know what Distance Learning is?

I have been working with Distance Learning and Online Learning for the past 10 years or so - yes, 10 years.


What surprises me most is the amount of nonsense I read on social media about this topic - there, I said it.


Before March 2020, Distance Learning and Online Learning were things that:

  1. … should cost cheaper.

  2. … were poorly done, so nobody should do it.

  3. … a professional/teacher should be crazy to work with - ‘how come you don’t actually own a proper venue to meet your students?’

The funny thing is that after March 2020, a bunch of “experts” in the field emerged from under a rock and decided to “mentor the poor teachers that had never worked with this before.” I mean… Hello?!?!?!


Anyways, enough with the ranting. The fact is, Distance Learning is not Emergency Remote Learning; it’s also not Hybrid Learning, and it is certainly not teaching online and presential lessons at the same time - AT THE SAME FREAKING TIME. #jeez


In this series of posts, I’ll be sharing my experiences on Distance Learning and Online Learning, and no, I’m not going to share a million apps for you to use or sites for you to download ready-to-go worksheets. I’m talking about Pedagogy - capital P.