Exactly last week Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as usual on the scheduled microteaching course sir lasunra and miss novy gave us assignments via whatshapp in the group that the task this week was to make lesson plans and peer-teaching videos in accordance with resume teaching methods that we have made. On that day we showed up in the group to ask for a policy on miss novy and sir lasunra so that the deadline for the assignment was extended and the assignment was not at the same time to be collected. There are many debates that we raise with lecturers because along with the many assignments from other subjects all the deadlines are close together or can be said to be almost the same, but the debates that occur in the group between us and the lecturer have a solution, miss novy and sir lasunra after discussion finally giving us a policy of extending the time of task collection via via LMS.
I myself, if I may be honest, are very stressed in facing stacked tasks, deadlines together, plus I have been in the village and in my village, especially in Soppeng, I do not have strong network access, let alone I live in a sufficient village inland, and maybe almost all of my classmates are already in the village due to a virus epidemic that has been so rampant that we have to go back to our villages.
The first obstacle I experienced when I was in my village and when I was lectured online was a network, because the network in my village that was only available was Telkomsel, there was no other network and more sadly the network in my village was only 3G, only occasionally a 4G network appeared , I have to go under the house if I want to get the 4G network and it’s gone. So inevitably I have to sacrifice every day to go to the city just for the sake of pursuing a good network, but not to a place that accesses the WIFI network, the distance from my home to the city I took about 40 minutes to reach the city. And with the COVID-19 (CORONA) Virus outbreak, all shopping centers, notables, especially CORNER WIFI have been closed by the Soppeng Regent’s rules, so I just chose to go to a friend’s house to ride my cell phone access to my computer in other words HOTSPOT because only hotspots that can help me in doing online assignments. Sometimes I get scolded at home because I have to go out every day to do my assignments online, but on the other hand my parents also understand after I give them an understanding that inevitably I have to go out because the obligation of a student is to do assignments at gave by the lecturer, and the only thing that my parents worried about was that when I left the house the danger of the virus outside was very easily spread, let alone in our village, activities outside the home were severely restricted for the sake of shared health, but inevitably I had to leave the house for online assignments this is. Sometimes if there are additional tasks that are suddenly given, I have to be willing to stay up until midnight to wait for network access that is not lalod because it is impossible for me to go out of the city at midnight, I also sometimes fret if I have to leave the house every day to the city because no one knows when we leave the house will be affected by the virus, but on the other hand we must undergo assignments as exemplary students doing assignments on time.
Honestly, I don’t really understand and are agile in making Lesson Plans because I am still confused about making them, in my opinion there is still something lacking in the Moedel design of my lesson plans. But I tried to do it because the Lesson Plan material has been given and explained by Sir Lasunra, even our previous activities in class were peer-teaching practices in groups that rotated so there was a little picture especially since I had performed according to my abilities even though there were still many shortcomings in my peer-teaching practice yesterday, but I made it a lesson for the next assignment that was given last Tuesday to re-create lesson plans according to the resume strategy chosen by each. With my previous shortcomings during peer-teaching practice, I tried not to repeat it again with a new assignment this week.
In addition, since with the online assignment, many online learning applications downloaded both on mobile phones and computers have caused us a quota crisis. I have personally since this online assignment has 4x bought a quota, not that I counted in quota purchases but the data card seller or quota in my village was not available, I had to go to a neighboring village for about 20 minutes to get there. So really learning online really requires a very strong life and guts and must prepare a strong brain and mentality. But I take the wisdom behind all this, there are many lessons I can learn from online learning because I can be active in doing tasks compared to monitoring learning in the classroom, my knowledge in accessing social media for learning media is increasing, I am able to access all media the.
Maybe our grief only needs deadline assignments that are not too fast, we can be given time to learn the material that has just been given, we are not immediately given a lot of tasks with fast deadlines. We need a short break because the situation and conditions in each village are different because maybe the ones in the village have limited network access that is different from the standby in the city.