Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano on Wednesday led the launching of teaching hubs at the Taguig City University equipped with high-tech devices for teachers working synchronous and asynchronous online classes.
The program is in line with TCU’s “Sharpened Online Learning” project, the school’s comprehensive response to ensure quality tertiary education amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Cayetano said each teaching hub was installed with studio equipment and the teachers will be assisted by a technical team during live online classes.
“The local government of Taguig City through the City Education Office improved classrooms to meet teachers’ needs using resources available onsite - adapting their materials, technologies, and styles for efficient and effective teaching that fit into the demands of Covid-19 and the new future in education,” said Mayor Cayetano.
He said teaching hubs are designed to encourage faculty members to conduct online classes inside the TCU campus, using resources available onsite, and well-equipped for efficient and effective teaching that fit into the demands of COVID-19 and the new future in education.
Alongside the provided studio equipment, the teachers are also provided cozy lounges and coffee bars to give teachers an energy boost.
“Ultimately, we want our students at TCU and in the whole public-school system to learn, even when the setup is different. Understanding that the adjustment can be difficult, we have made sure to introduce measures that would ease the burden on both educator and learner,” Cayetano said.
During the launching, city officials also distributed 8,700 computer tablets to TCU students for their research, virtual learning, or using it to find part-time jobs. Faculty members also received computer tablets.
Last month, the local government presented its blended learning program for school year 2020-2021 with the launching of a system designed in response to the postponement of conducting physical classes.
Dubbed as “Tele - Aral Program”, the project is a carefully crafted curriculum and new learning system in line with the city’s blended learning initiative until a vaccine against COVID-19 arrives, as declared by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Under the program, students could call teachers who have undergone training if they have any inquiries regarding modules to ensure that high quality of academic content is being given to all learners in the city.
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