Enabling the future of education with blended learning

With the start of a new academic year, government and learning institutions were deep in preparation for the new normal of the country’s education sector — transitioning to a blended and distant learning approach amid the ongoing health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 9th, 2020

Students accuse DepEd of ‘washing hands‘ of distance education issues

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) accused the Department of Education (DepEd) of trying to avoid accountability for the challenges posed by distance and blended learning on the mental health of students and teachers. The NUSP was referring to a DepEd statement issued on Tuesday asking the public not […] The post Students accuse DepEd of ‘washing hands‘ of distance education issues appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

DepEd: Don t link recent suicides to issues on blended learning

The education department on Tuesday said cases of suicide among teachers and students should not be directly linked to concerns over distance learning that began this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Ensure support to education

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, our educational system strives to carry on providing education to students through various learning modalities. The Department of Education provided alternative modes of education—the modular learning which involves the distribution of printed copies of self-learning modules, and the blended/online learning where students will be able to attend classes except that classes are done via radio, television, or online platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Sky partners with government for distance, blended learning

More students across the country will be able to attend classes via television and the internet as SKY partners with the government in strengthening the Department of Education’s distance education program amid the pandemic.   .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Parents are the new frontliners

Poor internet signal and lack of digital gadgets did not douse the burning desire of mostly poor 24.4 million students to get back to school work, though off-campus, under the “blended learning” system being implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Teachers’ concerns not yet addressed – Robredo

The Department of Education has failed to address the concerns of many teachers on the implementation of blended learning this school year despite the delay in the opening of classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

DepEd, agencies told: Ensure quality of blended learning

After a learning material using what is perceived as “provocative” and “malicious” content went viral on social media, Sen. Bong Go asked education authorities and institutions to ensure quality and appropriateness of learning modules while implementing blended learning techniques amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Group forms E-Skwela Hubs

A socio-civic organization has established nine “E-Skwela Hubs” so far in some parts of the country to complement the Department of Education blended learning, especially since it may not yet be fully equipped to carry out its mandate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

24.5 million students enrolled for blended learning – DepEd

Some 24.5 million elementary and high school students have so far enrolled in public and private schools as classes are set to open under the “blended learning system” on Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

DepEd assures printing of modules is on schedule

As it braces for the crucial weeks before the opening on Oct. 5, the Department of Education (DepEd) assured the reproduction of printed modules to be used by students in public schools for distance/blended learning is right on track. DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said that the reproduction as well as the distribution of printed Self Learning Modules (SLMs) are ongoing in various regions and divisions nationwide. During the Sept. 14 virtual presser, San Antonio said that when it comes to printing of modules, “73.36 % of the division offices are on track.” He noted that this figure represents 157 out of 214 Schools Division Offices (SDOs) nationwide. San Antonio noted that there are also some regions that completed the printing of SLMs including Regions II, IV-A, IV-B, IX, and XII. “All these SDOs have reported that they completed almost 100 % of the reproduction,” he said.In Metro Manila, San Antonio said the SDOs are currently distributing modules for the students. With the help of the local government unit, students in public schools located in the National Capital Region (NCR) will receive printed modules. San Antonio, during the House of Representatives’ ( Committee on Appropriations deliberation on the budget allocation for the DepEd on Tuesday, also noted that in some areas, the distribution of modules “will most likely be on a weekly basis.” When it comes to approaches in delivering distance modalities this school year, San Antonio said that DepEd “offered several options.” For those learners with gadgets and with access to the Internet at home, they will do online distance learning. For those who do not have access to the internet but with access to gadgets, they will be doing modular digital wherein the “learning resources will be sent to the learners through flash drives or in any other means and they will be open these at home.” Of all the options, San Antonio said that modular printed is the “most popular choice of families even in areas – which we believe – they have access to gadgets or Internet.” These students will use printed SLMs. DepEd will also make use of TV and radio – “essentially to supplement the other modalities.” “The approach really is blended, distance learning,” San Antonio explained. Aside from printed and offline SLMs, textbooks aligned with the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs), activity sheets and learning plans prepared by teachers will also be used. “Essentially, the learning will happen at home,” San Antonio said. He added that the learning approaches will also not be uniform because local DepEd officials were “empowered” to contextualize the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) depending on their respective circumstances......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Digital channels for DepEd& rsquo;s blended learning program

GMA Network is offering the free use of two of its digital television channels for the implementation of the Department of Education (DepEd)’s blended learning program as the nation continues its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and face-to-face classes remain unsafe......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

LG paves way for future of education with transformative learning

Across the world, the pandemic created a seismic shift in how we as a people interact and do business with one another. Dining out, watching movies, even the simple act of shaking someone’s hand has fundamentally changed......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

A brazen bribery attempt

In line with the demands of the new normal, the Quezon City Government has been preparing for the introduction of the blended system of learning for basic education. This is to ensure that the education of the youth is not disrupted even as we continue to protect them from the dreaded coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Will Blended Learning classes start on August 24?

              Recently, the Department of Education in the province headed by Catanduanes Division Superintendent Dr. Danilo Despi stood pat on its decision not to extend the use of public schools as quarantine facilities beyond July 31, 2020.               With this ultimatum, Municipal chief executives had their additional concern and headache of identifying and converting possible […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Lawmakers relieved over decision to postpone classes; chides DepEd on unpreparedness

Lawmakers heaved a sigh of relief over the decision of government to postpone the resumption of classes from August 24 to October 5, saying that this exposed the Department of Education’s unpreparedness in pushing for the original schedule for opening schools. House of Representatives (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO) This developed as Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on government to remove taxes imposed on computers, mobile phones and other gadgets that would be used by students and teachers in virtual and blended learning. “Removing taxes will considerably reduce the cost of these devices and gadgets, and make them affordable to poor learners and teachers,” she said. ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Castro said as a result of the postponement, the DepEd must now take advantage of the additional time to implement health and safety guidelines for teachers, non-teaching personnel, students and their families. On the other hand, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Jane Elago chided DepEd for refusing to accept suggestions about its original plan for class resumption, saying that the decision to move it to October 5 indicated an admission on the part of the department that it was not prepared to open on August 24. “Maaga pa lang  dapat ay naging bukas na ang DepEd sa rekomendasyon nito keysa itinanggi pa ang mga hinaharap na suliranin ng mga guro at kawani sa paghahanda para sa blended distance learning (DepEd should have been open to suggestions early instead of refusing to admit the problems facing teachers and staff in preparing for blended distance learning),” said Elago.    Castro urged DepEd to provide adequate funds for the procurement of personal protective equipment and finance the transportation expenses of teachers and non-teaching personnel as part of the preparations for the October 5 opening. “The Department of Education must use this time to comprehensively study and implement concrete plans for the safe and quality reopening of schools that will be accessible to every child,” said the teachers representative. Meanwhile, Castelo said the problem in virtual learning that is facing teachers and students may be addressed if government steps in to reduce the cost of much-needed computer and communications gadget. Earlier, Cavite Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino urged the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Information and Communications Technology to take action against the overpricing of gadgets. Tolentino, chairman of the House Committee on Accounts,  noted that as a result of the high demand for computers and communications gadgets, unscrupulous traders have made the prices of units for sale very restrictive to ordinary students and parents......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

Education department urged to hold consultation with stakeholders, address concerns

The groups said that such decision is an "affirmation that the agency is indeed unprepared for this school year’s blended learning.” The post Education department urged to hold consultation with stakeholders, address concerns appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

‘Blended learning dry run a success in 500 schools’

The Department of Education has successfully conducted blended learning simulations in over 500 public schools nationwide as the opening of classes will proceed as scheduled on Aug. 24......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Mga mag-aaral, ‘wag ibagsak sa blended learning – Go, Zubiri

Manila, Philippines – Habang papalapit ang unang school year sa gitna ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, sinabi ng dalawang senador na hindi dapat magbigyan na bagsak na marka ang lahat ng estudyante. Sa ginanap na pagdinig ng Senate committee on basic education sa pamumuno ni Senador Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian, sinabi nina Senador Bong Go […] The post Mga mag-aaral, ‘wag ibagsak sa blended learning – Go, Zubiri appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Periodical exams not expected under new blended learning method

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Periodical exams and the typical grading system will not be encouraged for the new blended and modular learning that the schools will apply for Academic Year 2020-2021. According to the Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio, with the new modalities of learning gearing towards keeping the students or “learners” […] The post Periodical exams not expected under new blended learning method appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Manila s public education system gears up for blended learning

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) --The City Government of Manila will employ the "blended distance learning" mode prescribed by the Department of Education for public schools in the nation's capital......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020