In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to education, the Urdaneta City University conducted a series of trainings for the university faculty and staff before opening the academic year 2020-2021.
Anchored on the Republic Act No. 10650 or the Open Learning and Distance Education Act, university professors and instructors underwent comprehensive training on Flexible Learning and Digital Skills, which started on July 21 to September 5, 2020.
The training emphasized the development of course materials and the integration of different blended learning principles and approaches that will equip the faculty members with the pedagogical grounding and skills to develop educational content.
Moreover, the said training also focused on using media technology and other digital platforms in teaching to deliver quality education in the light of online learning modality.
Content development for learning modules was also stressed to provide offline learners quality instruction as they learn at their own pace and convenience.
The said activity was made possible by the collaborative support system of the university administration, the Committee on Publications and Communication Affairs, and the College of Information and Technology Education, who took charge in the planning, execution, and supervision of the training.
-James Robert R. Canlas