Pitfalls of remote learning

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 09/22/2021

We are a year and a half into remote learning, being one of only five countries that have not resumed in-person classes since the pandemic started. As a teacher, I must confess that I’m still not used…

Distance learning program gives rise to online cheating

Jane Bautista 09/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — With the current setup of blended learning due to the pandemic, students have resorted to online cheating via a Facebook group where they share notes and test answers. The “Online Kopyahan” community had at…

Enrollees in Central Visayas reach 2 million

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is expecting the number of enrollees for this school year to increase. This school year is the second time distance learning is being implemented for…

Education gets poor grades under Duterte

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—In about a week, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) uncertain if the state of Philippine education, one of the country’s pressing issues, would be discussed. The country is…

DepEd-7 urges school divisions to come up with other modalities

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/28/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education Central Visayas (DepEd-7) Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez urged all the school divisions to  come up with some other learning delivery modalities to supplement modular printed materials. Jimenez, in…

Crackdown on distance learning cheats, gov’t urged

Melvin Gascon 04/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday called on the government and schools to step up their campaign to stop various forms of cheating in distance learning amid the pandemic. Citing reports, he lamented that the…

DepEd-7 working on proposal for face-to-face classes in DOH-cleared schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is working on its proposal to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) to bring back face-to-face classes in certain local government units (LGU) in the region.…

DepEd-7 in favor of face-to-face classes but…

Futch Anthony Inso 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said it is in favor of allowing the implementation of face-to-face classes but only with a limited number of students and starting in areas with low risk…

Cebu mayors back ‘limited’ face-to-face classes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayors in Cebu province expressed support for the return of face-to-face classes albeit in a limited capacity. The League of Municipalities in Cebu (LMP-Cebu), in a resolution dated October 30, 2020 and released…

Labella mulls use of radios for distance learning

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is mulling the use of radios for distance learning especially for students who are finding it difficult to catch up with online classes. “Since a few weeks ago,…

Toledo City bans daytime karaokes, loud music

Delta Letigio 10/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An executive order banning karaokes, videokes, amplified speakers, and other loud noises during daytime was signed for implementation in Toledo City. This was done to allow the students taking up online classes or…

Students accuse DepEd of ‘washing hands‘ of distance education issues

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) accused the Department of Education (DepEd) of trying to avoid accountability for the challenges posed by distance and blended learning on the mental health of…

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