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BEHIND THE SCREEN The Myths of Online Learning: The Truth Behind the Screen An article by : L AW , Wai Chung , Rosetta We are moving our remaining lessons of the semester to online learning mode in response to the Covid-19 emergency have a working mic. Some students prefer to ask questions using ZOOM’s “chart room” feature and usually when to reduce human contact and chances of virus transmission. However, the arrangement does not seem to be met with loud applause. I understand how tutors notice that, they will immediately respond. In one of my classes, I guess that the tutor knew that students were not very talkative, so she sometimes difficult it has been for everyone, including teachers and students, to get used to drastic changes in teaching and learning arrangements within a short period of time. Therefore, I would like to share how my perspectives changed after experiencing some classes through asked us to use the “clap hands” and/or “thumbs up” features to indicate our stance towards a particular topic, or show that we understand the content. ZOOM also has a “breakout room” function where group-mates can do group discussions. The one thing this is ZOOM: “bad” about the breakout rooms is that you will never know who opens their mouths (because they want to contribute) until your voice clashes with theirs, as opposed to in a real classroom, you can tell from cues related to body language that a person is going to speak. That is to say, online learning can be interactive. Myth #1 Online learning is not interactive ZOOM has a lot of features that allow interactions among participants. As most of the lessons are in synchronous mode, teachers can throw questions to students, and vice versa, as long as you h IT Magazine / April Issue 22