Even though, Indonesia is already in the 4.0 era which is called as the industrial revolution era, but it has not been able to force the world of education as a whole to switch to the ”online” world. In practice, the application of blended learning is still an option for teachers because some regions are not ready to use it both in terms of educational facilities and the quality of teachers. However, the covid19 become an instant changer of the education worldwide. The necessity of social distancing is a requirement that the learning process must be carried out from home and all teachers and parents, namely mothers, must change the rule suddenly. These changes must be adopted by mothers suddenly to become teachers of the online era. This study aims to describe the impact of online learning for mothers during a pandemic to see the readiness of mothers to undergo an online era in the 4.0 era and prepare for the 5.0 era. The study used a descriptive analysis method with a qualitative approach. The population and sample of this study were 60 mothers in several elementary schools in each sub-district in Padangsidimpuan City. The data collection technique used was a questionnaire instrument. The results showed that the percentage of mothers’ answers obtained was that they felt stressed by online learning during the Covid19 pandemic and were not ready to undergo the 4.0 to 5.0 era.
Keywords: Online learning; 4.0 era; industrial revolution; covid-19 pandemic