As the pandemic arises, Academia De Pulilan Inc. thinks of a way on how it will still be able to cater to the needs of the students even though they are staying at home. We also consider those students who don't have internet connection or those students who have a poor signal in their area. Due to the eagerness to still serve holistically high-quality education to the students wherever they are with or without an internet connection, we used different learning modes: synchronous, asynchronous learning, and modular distance learning.
Are you familiar with those learning modes? Let us give you some information.
Synchronous learning happens in real time. This means that you, your classmates, and your instructor interact in a specific virtual place at a set time. In these courses, instructors commonly take attendance, same as they would in a lecture hall. Common methods of synchronous online learning include video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chatting, and live-streamed lectures that must be viewed in real time.
Asynchronous learning happens on your schedule. While your course of study, instructor, or program will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, assignments for completing, and exams for evaluation, you can access and satisfy these requirements on your own schedule, so long as you meet the expected deadlines. Common methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, pre-recorded video content, virtual libraries, lecture notes, and online discussion boards or social media platforms.
Modular distance learning Involves individualized instruction that allows learners to use self-learning modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner, and other learning resources like Learner’s Materials, textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials. Learners access electronic copies of learning materials on a computer, tablet PC, or smartphone. CDs, DVDs, USB storage and computer-based applications can all be used to deliver e-learning materials, including offline E-books. The teacher takes the responsibility of monitoring the progress of the learners. The learners may ask assistance from the teacher via e-mail, telephone, text message/instant messaging, etc. Where possible, the teacher shall do home visits to learners needing remediation or assistance. Any member of the family or other stakeholder in the community needs to serve as para-teachers.
Through these modes of learning, no students will be left behind. They can still learn and at the same time stay safe amidst this pandemic. Because we believe that nothing should be a hindrance in terms of learning and achieving your dreams.
-MS. MARINEL GUIAO / JHS TEACHER