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By Cyrus A. Natividad

Old Valentine Hall where the College of Education is housed.

The full implementation of the online classes at Central Philippine University will begin in a deferred schedule of summer classes in July 2020, according to Dr. Merly L. Junsay, Dean College of Education. Junsay and her faculty had undergone a series of training for the online Learning Management System called the Canvas.

“The University prescribed platform to be used for the virtual classes is a comprehensive program that provides inclusive tools for the College of Education; the same will also be used by the other colleges,” Junsay said. We are fully aware that the face-face classroom interaction is prohibited by the CHED, and included in the VP for Academic Affairs’ guidelines to be released very soon.”

On some areas of concern, Junsay acknowledged that “Many students and teachers have low connectivity at home in their areas. Due to this concern, we will use asynchronous methods in the virtual classes. We hope that internet providers can improve our connectivity before the start of classes,” she added.

For purposes of checking and monitoring, the students, teacher, and parents of a class or section will be required to create a chat group. Like other tools included in the platform, the chat groups will be created in the Canvas.

The modules will be embedded in the online platform. Teachers will provide printed modules for their students as well. This, according to Junsay, will make sure that any participant will not miss anything in our online instructions. All learning materials of the College of Education will be uploaded to the platform by the end of June.

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