Just Jot it January, 2022: January 2

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 1, 2022, is Gobbledygook.

Gobbledygook is language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms, or more to the point, nonsense.

Life these days feels a lot like gobbledygook. You hear how important it is to wear masks and take the vaccines and stay away from people, but at the same time it’s important to cram people into classrooms and concert halls and restaurants because, the economy. Or in the case of schools, because it’s so important for kids and young people to have in person learning.

Let me tell you a little about this last. I have worked as an instructional designer in distance education for 30 years. And distance education, meaning NOT in person learning, has been around in K-12 and post-secondary for a LOT longer than that. You know what’s important? Giving everyone equal access to education, and keeping them safe from a potentially deadly virus.

When politicians tell us everyone wants in person learning and COVID is not spread in structured educational settings, so get back into those packed classrooms and don’t worry your pretty little heads, that my friends is gobbledygook.

Posted on January 2, 2022, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ironic you should mention this about in-classroom learning. Tonight on the news, when questioned about parents who are hesitant to send their kids back to school, the new mayor of New York said, ‘it has been proven that school is the safest place for kids to be.’ Who proved it? And safest place to be as compared to what? Nothing about his statement has been clarified.

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