In an effort to bring the “real world” to the classroom, a school in Naga City, Camarines Sur launched a program that lets students experience a simulation of the electoral process.
Amelia Cadiz, the directress of Minds That Matter, initiated this student election exercise modeled after the electoral process in the Philippines where voters would visit respective districts and line up to enter the polling stations. Over 800 students participated in the election, which was conducted through the school’s learning management system, Genyo e-Learning.
Genyo e-Learning, the first fully integrated online learning management system brought to the Philippines by Diwa Learning Systems Inc. in 2007, houses rich, animated lessons and activities for core subject areas: English, Science, Mathematics, Filipino, and Araling Panlipunan.
With the help of Diwa, Minds That Matter became the first school to conduct an online student election in Naga City.
“Diwa was very supportive,” shared Cadiz. “They told us the ways where we can maximize the use of the e-learning system.”
For the elections, Cadiz said the school set up a room where students registered and used their account in Genyo to be able to vote. A live video was shared with the parents through Facebook Live. After the students voted, they were marked with indelible ink, imitating the process applied to eligible voters.
E-learning was introduced in Minds That Matter in July 2017. Genyo gave the school an easy transition from traditional delivery to online education. Since then, the school has utilized the different tools in Genyo to create ways to help teachers provide a modern and holistic learning experience to their students.
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