CAGAYAN DE ORO, December 9 (PIA) – Seeing the potential of e-Education in addressing the rise of high school drop outs and teaching manpower, innovators from Japan extended the project to the Philippines, choosing Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin as their delivery models.
It is an alternative learning program for open high school in partnership with Hitotsubashi University of Japan on e-Education Intervention, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Uniqlo Philippines.
“We need strong delivery models, innovations must come from the rural areas and I think we can make it from Mindanao. Let’s make innovations from here, “e-Education project manager and founder Kaito Miwa said during its launching on Friday, December 6, in the city.
Miwa believes that the project could bring dynamic change in the country’s education system.
The innovation uses video lessons as its main medium for instruction, a cheap but effective method that allows targeted children to work at their own pace.
The video materials will be tailored to the K+12 program and can also be utilized to other school intervention programs as review or instructional materials.
Local teachers will be tapped in the production of these videos allowing them, as well, to gauge their teaching strategies and consider some room for improvement.
To date, Cagayan de Oro City has already initiated the Alternative Learning Program for High School Education, dubbed as project ‘ALPHI’.
It reaches out to out-of-school youth (OSY), children with disabilities as well as poverty stricken school age children by providing complete basic education through flexible learning delivery modes.
Camiguin, meanwhile, successfully launched its Mobile Online Open High School with e-Education technology, serving more than 1000 students now at the Camiguin National High School (CNHS) after it opened in June, this year.
e-Education has initially distributed assistance in the form of slightly used laptops to CHNS and various government schools in Cagayan de Oro City to include Gusa, Lapasan and Lumbia.
They also provide free learning video materials online, these are resources pooled from other e-Education beneficiary countries.
After here, Miwa said that program will be expanded to Davao and to the rest of the country. (JCV/PIA)