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Home Education Response to COVID-19 “Blended Learning” In Virus-Hit Philippines

“Blended Learning” In Virus-Hit Philippines

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Story Source: The ASEAN Post ~ Go to Original Article

One of the most affected segments of our society that has been shaken by the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2, is the education sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all learners in the Philippines since March. There have been many enthralling stories of learners being distressed by the spread of the deadly virus as schools across the country were closed. This is the first pandemic to have had a profound impact on education not only in the Philippines but across the world. 

Countries like South Korea and France have been forced to close their schools shortly after they re-opened due to spikes in coronavirus cases. In the Philippines, while the government and health officials are trying to flatten the epidemiological curve of the deadly virus, the Department of Education (DepEd) is working hard to transition the modality of teaching from conventional “face-to-face” learning, or the traditional “brick-and-mortar schools” to so-called “blended learning.” At the moment, the DepEd is absorbed in its month-long “remote enrolment process”, which started on 1 June, 2020……………………………………………