Today is the 28th World Mental Health Day and perhaps most of us have never heard about this occasion until recently. Honestly, I heard about mental health awareness campaigns before—when a beauty queen advocated about this cause, when a famous K-Pop celebrity fell a victim, and many other little stories from social media. But the truth is I was never mindful at all. All I knew was that it existed. Suddenly, it has all become a reality at least to some of us.
Only very little is known about Online Distance Learning in the Philippines. For some schools that adopted Blended Learning as an alternative modality of learning delivery, the use of Learning Management Systems is not anymore new to them. Colleges and universities that employ open systems for post-graduate studies, ODL has been their approach.
For the past seven years, Aralinks pioneer schools have been using CLE Online. This is the Aralinks LMS, which was accessible via the internet through the school’s local server. To the teachers and school leaders that have maximized this Aralinks feature, there have been few or no adjustments at all with ODL. This, however, is just the smallest fraction of the country’s need for online learning.
It’s been two weeks since regular classes have opened and for some, about a month already. With Online Distance Learning as the new modality of learning delivery, teachers have equipped themselves with the appropriate technical skills and competencies to be familiar with Learning Management Systems and other online educational technologies. Students, though already tech-savvy, have also made some adjustments in learning ways to be familiar with virtual learning environments. Video conferences, online quizzes, and digital assessments have suddenly been the talk of the academic communities. Aralinks LMS has become the main instructional tool for online instruction. But did you know that Aralinks LMS can be used beyond taking online quizzes, online chats and forums, and watching interactive presentations?
It has been more than five months since the lockdown was implemented. Communities have undergone different levels of quarantine and varying levels of fears and worries. Everyone, especially the elderly and the children (our learners), is kept home. Instantly face masks and PPEs have been a must for all frontliners; face shields and protection goggles have become a need for everyone. All these are imperative to keep everyone safe and unharmed. In this time of pandemic when Online Distance Learning is the modality of learning, parents have to wear yet another security costume—the hat of a learning coach. But how do they maintain a virtual collaborative learning environment at home?
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Hail the Quest Champion Schools!
On February 23, 2019, 80 Questers were recognized as the top performers in Quest 2019, receiving awards for Individual (Primary, Intermediate, Junior High, and Senior High) and Team categories.
These are the 5 schools that topped in overall performance* in the 4th National Phoenix Aralinks Quest namely: St. Theresa’s College of Cebu (Rank 1), St. Mary’s College of Quezon City (Rank 2), St. Theresa’s College Quezon City (Rank 3), Notre Dame of Greater Manila Caloocan and St. Paul University Quezon City (Rank 4), and Sacred Heart Academy of Pasig (Rank 5). Read More