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Preparing for e-learning

Education is important because it opens doors, imparts knowledge and enhances skills. With advancements brought about by technology and the transition to the K-12 curriculum, changes are inevitable. Learning institutions should adapt to different teaching methods and tools to keep up.

For a complete 21st century experience, school
administrators observe an actual class that uses
technology like a 7-inch tablet, e-textbooks, and
a learning management system to enhance the
learning process.

Diwa Learning Systems Inc., through its Technology Forum on e-Learning Series, gives teachers and school administrators the necessary training to be equipped for 21st century learning so they can effectively prepare students for the challenges of the future. These events are offered by the company for schools modifying their curriculum to be at par with global standards.

The forum is attended by educators from all over the country. It raises two questions that help separate fact from fiction: What exactly are we teaching our children? And how are we teaching our students? Participants are immersed in subject-specific breakout sessions with K to 12 contents facilitated by actual teachers.

Part of the sessions are demonstrations on how the spiral progression  and genre-based approach can make students better appreciate Math, Science, Filipino, Araling Panlipunan and English. As well as teaching practical applications of these core subjects in real life.

Devices such as tablets and computers are also making a huge impact on kids’ education. Its effects on teaching and learning process cannot be ignored. To show the role of technology in the context of 21st century education, the series took educators to an exposure tour at First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) in Tanauan, Batangas. The school was recently hailed as the best ICT implementer in South Luzon by the Department of Education in Region IV.

They were made to observe how tools help enhance learning experience of the students. FAITH has successfully launched a school-wide implementation of technology-aided teaching and learning using a seven-inch tablet, e-textbooks, and a learning management system.

Genyo e-Learning, a fully integrated learning management system gives teachers, students, and parents ready access to a library of interactive lessons in Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, Science, Math and English – anytime, anywhere. Genyo, with its ability to provide quick assessments and analysis of results, also helps level up the teaching experience and expertise of educators.

On the other hand books, magazines and other printed materials are still viable sources of education. Diwa’s printed resources, updated according to the new K-to-12 curriculum using the blended learning approach, were demonstrated as effective as its digital counterparts in developing 21st century skills. The resources can also integrate technology in the lesson plan.

To learn more about Diwa, visit www.diwa.ph.

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