Malate Catholic School implements blended learning
Digital technology has brought a shift in the delivery of education. A technology-infused curriculum opens ways to address the challenges of teaching 21st century learners.
This rings true for Malate Catholic School, which recently rolled out its hybrid program with the help of Genyo e-Learning (Genyo). In the new setup, students are required to come to school for only four days. Fridays are dedicated to remote online work.
According to Maria Socorro Balbido, administrator of Malate Catholic School, the hybrid format enhances the learning experience of students. “Since the school started its technology integration journey in 2012, Genyo has been our trusted partner. A well-designed hybrid class takes advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning, reinforcing and complementing each other’s activities,” she said.
In blended learning, students are required to have 60-hour face-to-face contact time and 20-hour online class. The learners engage in forums, do collaborative performance tasks, and take online formative and summative assessments through Genyo.
Balbido also cites how Genyo enhances the teaching competency of teachers. Aside from the software, Genyo’s developer, Diwa Learning Systems Inc, also provides trainings for the school’s staff. To ensure that partner schools have immediate solutions for any Genyo concern, Diwa assigns learning integration specialists (LIS) to serve as on-site advisers for teachers and students.
“Genyo is a trusted partner. We wouldn’t have gotten this far without its support – including teacher training and curriculum enrichment. The LIS have been very assisting.” Balbido enthused.