Jeremy is in his first year of the Bachelor of Education (P-12).
How are you coping with the change to digital & remote learning?
I'm sticking to my normal routine as if I was still at uni – attending all of my online classes and doing the same amount of work after class as usual.
I’m still trying to adjust to life as a university student, but Zoom is easy to get used to, and it’s good to see we’re all helping each other out in this difficult time.
How are you staying motivated?
I’m trying to look at the bigger picture and push through my unit, as ultimately it will help me reach my end goal. We just have to remember that we’re all in the same boat and we have to get through together. No one wants to do things this way, but it is what we need to do for the greater good.
Can you see any positives in all of this?
This whole situation has given me more valuable time to spend with my family, which I’m grateful for. It’s challenging being stuck at home but with the right people around me it’s a lot more bearable.
I’ve stayed in touch with friends through social media and PlayStation and with extended family via video chat.
Do you think the Block Model is showing its benefits now?
Yes, it’s much less overwhelming only having to worry about one individual unit and assessment. I don’t know how the other unis are doing it, to be honest. The small online classrooms at VU provide an authentic experience, the closest thing to a real life classroom. Going into our different breakout rooms in Zoom allows for small-group collaborations as if we were in a real classroom environment.
Would you like to give your teacher a shout out?
Massive shout out to Keo, my teacher for unit EEC1107. He’s been nothing short of amazing despite the difficult circumstances. He is a very friendly, outgoing and most importantly helpful person.
What other tips would you like to share?
I just think that it’s more important than ever that we all work collaboratively and help each other to use this time as productively as possible, as hard as it may seem.