With COVID-19, many students and teachers had to immediately adapt to e-Learning primarily to enable continuity of schooling. Many did not have time to learn and validate how to best integrate it into the whole teaching-learning process. While some digital content was available at that time, the essential curriculum-aligned ones were lacking.
With the government’s direction to improve the overall education system in the Philippines, the Basic Education Development Plan (BEDP) 2030 was crafted to address this. Alongside the program is the goal to collectively improve learning materials and processes further to align the Philippines’ education landscape to international standards.
To achieve significant improvements in the education system, new tools to transform teaching and learning processes must be made. This is why digital technologies such as e-Learning are essential in today’s learning recovery and acceleration.
As the country seeks to enhance the education system, what happens now when students go back to face-to-face classes? Is there more to e-Learning that can be leveraged to help improve the teaching and learning process to support the bigger national education agenda?
How e-Learning becomes a better choice for students, teachers, and even schools
1. Students can learn at their own different paces with e-Learning.
It has long been established that students learn differently and at different paces. Yet, in the classrooms today, with 1 teacher to 30 students, every student is given the same lesson, the same quiz, and the same activities at the same time.
Individualized learning that is suited to each student’s learning ability and pace is possible while in the classroom with e-Learning. Students can easily advance and go back to the lessons they have fully understood and haven’t, respectively. A specialized e-Learning tool can also prompt the teacher on who needs to be coached or tutored.
With the benefits of individualized learning, every child will discover the joy and wonder of learning through their own unique experience.
2. Teachers won’t have to prepare their instructional materials every day and instead focus on other important aspects of teaching that cannot be replaced by technology.
Preparing for classes usually makes teachers spend a lot of time making instructional materials, assessments, and visual aids. Having ready-to-use curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments from trustworthy e-Learning content providers such as Frontlearners will allow teachers to focus more on lesson planning and reduce a lot of time consumed in lesson making.
Teachers can also make the best use of classroom hours in engaging with the students and keeping track of their learning progress to keep them motivated. Given this, teachers can be both effective and efficient, without being overburdened.
3. Schools in remote areas can have access to the same teaching and learning resources as their counterparts in the cities.
Contrary to common belief, e-Learning is not limited to areas with internet connectivity. E-learning can happen online or offline.
These will be made possible with the right e-Learning solutions partner onboard — like Frontlearners Inc. — by operationalizing the accessibility of curriculum-aligned teaching and learning materials, and enabling teachers to effectively and efficiently motivate, monitor, and coach their students day-to-day. At the same time, this is an inclusive, sustainable, and affordable solution for schools to deliver quality education.
For example, Frontlearners has a patented TeachAid device containing thousands of curriculum-aligned e-Learning content and special learning management tools that work with or without the internet. So schools in cities, as well as schools in far-flung areas can equally have access to the same quality learning materials.
“We know that all Filipino students, regardless of where they live and study, will be given stronger learning opportunities when supported by e-Learning solutions. The past two years have proven to be quite a challenge for many schools, private or public. Learning recovery and acceleration call for structural changes in the teaching and learning process. We at Frontlearners believe in the wonders that e-Learning can bring about in schools and in the ways the children of the future are molded and taught to become competent and at par with students across the world,” Frontlearners Inc. CEO Elaine De Velez emphasized.
With e-Learning, high-quality learning materials have never been more accessible and adaptable than ever amidst the many challenges in the country’s educational system. To lessen the barriers and to further amplify and empower schools, going digital is the way to go.