The million dollar question: How’s the distance learning going? It’s a mixed meme bag, according to college students’ own words.
First, new protocols have developed for virtual learning:
“When someone new joins a Zoom Chat”
But, some things don’t change; no one wants to be the “try hard” no matter if in a virtual sense or not.
When you log into the zoom lecture too early and it’s just you with the prof 🤐🤐🤐
When you log into the zoom lecture too early and it’s just you with the prof 🤐🤐🤐Posted by Fardin Kibria on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
And, there’s still one🤪 in every class…virtually or otherwise:
Just because people aren’t sitting in front of each other, doesn’t mean the same classroom dynamic doesn’t exist:
Yet, elsewhere, students and faculty are still trying to bridge the “Ok, Zoomer” generation gap in addition to learning class content:
students: “professor, it’s hard to read your notes. could you screen share your ipad?”
To which the student followed with:
But, after Stanford adminstrators announced a universal Pass/No Pass policy for all Spring Quarter classes, Stanford students wasted no time commenting their sentiments on the policy:
So, while older generations may dismiss the edgy sarcasm of Gen Z’s, who speak in meme, as just “the angst of the young” 🤷🏻♀️, we would be remiss to do so. Angst, when unaddressed can morph into disenfranchisement from bitterness that they’ve strived to follow the directions of their elders, but no matter their efforts are now are unable to realize the promised prosperity.
As shown on the chart above, every generation is less wealthy than the preceeding one, so following the trend, Gen Z’ers, the first of whom are just graduating from college and not yet on the chart, will likely have even less wealth. Our inability to address the changing economic reality for Gen Z’ers, right as they’re emerging into adulthood and recognizing the (un)fulfilled promises of their elders, will likely be to our own detriment.
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