Most school districts in southern California are letting parents decide if their students will do online learning, in-person learning, or a combination of both.
“Most of my day now consists of zoom meetings and online homework,” said one student in Los Angeles.
Long remote lectures and technology issues can cause students to feel online learning fatigue during coronavirus.
“My laptop recently broke so I wasn’t able to complete homework or do my scholarships,” said high school student Zayra Meza.
For parents, getting work done while the kids are home all day is a challenge.
“The one student I work with, she’s an adult so she also has four children,” said Sara Desantis, a tutor with TutorMe. “So she is their teacher and she’s at home helping them with this online environment. I always have to encourage her and say she’s doing such a great job.”
That is why teachers and tutors recommend students prevent online learning fatigue through certain techniques.
“Give yourself breaks,” said Desantis. “I think that is so important, especially as a student, to allow yourself to have a break. If you’re a parent, encourage your student to take breaks. If you’re a college student, schedule those breaks.”