Learning by Training ; going online
Thanks to advanced information and communication technology, people all over the world can see and talk to each other, aided by cameras and microphones, online. The Covid-19 global travel restrictions have boosted the use of online interactions such as meetings, education and training beyond expectation, raking in billions for those entrepreneurs who offer the best software.
Whilst this seems a great and gratifying solution to save humanity, the planet and nature, there are some flaws in thinking that through technology we can stay educated and informed, because we have to fly less, drive less and can work from home. Sure, to stay home and train people all over the world has its advantages, but somehow it is not the same. When I see students on my computer screen, talk to them and show them a Power Point presentation, it just seems too boring. No laughs, fewer remarks, less discussion, because first of all we can’t see and feel the whole group is real because they are only virtually with us. This makes the quality of the lessons suffer from isolation and, I may even conclude, less humane.