The e-pioneer fights apathy.
Flocci non facio.
This is Latin for: “I can’t care a thread of wool”. In Roman times this phrase was used to express a total lack of concern in a certain matter, even if it was an important one.
E-pioneers know that technology plays an important role in teaching and learning and want all teachers to share in its benefits. They are skilled in overcoming obstacles and fighting enemies that stand in the way of adopting e-learning.
A difficult enemy to fight is a flocci non facio mind-set. Today we call this attitude apathy. The e-pioneer knows that this non-caring state is dangerous – it lulls teachers into inactivity and makes them believe that e-learning is just a fad and is not important at all.
Apathy is a challenging enemy to meet in combat – it is so insidious. Other enemies make a frontal attack, but apathy works from inside a person – it weakens the desire to act.
The only way to fight apathy is through involvement. Persuade those who are indifferent to discuss the reasons for their lack of interest in pursuing e-learning; encourage them to engage with the equipment and learning material; let your own enthusiasm be infectious. And persevere – apathy can’t be neutralized during one session.
Apathy kills e-learning initiatives – an e-pioneer never stops fighting against it.
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