Setting Modern Education’s Mark for the Next Normal

Perhaps one question persists on everyone’s minds this 2020: “What is the world coming to?” 

As our elders have time and again stated how today’s generation holds the keys to a brighter tomorrow, constant learning will always be on top of every nation’s essentials list. With the current health crisis, erratic climate behavior, not to mention emerging social and political polarities, how we develop our modern education system is absolutely critical in getting us a step closer to solving all of our problems.

Despite the many challenges faced by today’s education system no thanks to COVID-19 and a string of strong typhoons visiting the country recently, both members of the academe and the government sector continue to come up with necessary steps in providing unhampered education to over 23 million students enrolled in both public and private schools in the current academic year. 

As the famous meme goes— “modern problems require modern solutions”.

Modern learning

There’s no doubt how technology continues to evolve in promoting progress rather than chaos. The same goes with how we approach modern education today as e-learning alternatives are now available to more students and professionals seeking to further their knowledge power. 

But can the students really handle shifting immediately from the brick and mortar halls of college and universities to these so-called ‘online institutions’? Thanks to how educators improved the methodology of educating students into a more comprehensive approach, courses offered via the web are now more concentrated on acknowledging how every student is unique and possesses a specific type of aptitude waiting to be developed. 

Online institutions further helped this manner of teaching as early as the start of the 21st century. With the help of more visuals, multimedia pegs, and easy-to-grasp instructionals available for students who are hard at memorizing or listening, online smart-classes have been found to be more efficient in imparting knowledge than the traditional physical classroom setup. This is most evident in how those taking up multimedia arts courses find it easier and find more flexibility in handling their assignments and projects.

Of course, there’s no denying how some students may find it difficult at first to adapt to these changes in modern education. Issues like the lack of funds for computers, tools, and software for remote learning or connectivity challenges continue to be a huge problem for many students in the country. However, with the continued resolve of several institutions to make e-learning more suitable, effective, and convenient for students particularly during these uncertain times, many are gradually discovering the advantages that this new approach can really offer.    

Solving the education problem

One dedicated institution that continues to push the benefits of online learning is the CIIT College of Arts and Technology which was founded in 2007 with only 21 students enrolled for multimedia arts and computer science diploma courses.

In just less than a decade, we have managed to get the green light from the Department of Education (DepEd) in extending offered courses to senior high school students and open our first physical campus in Kamuning, Quezon City.  Pre-pandemic, the ambitious framework that we built upon paved the way for many others to consider the feasibility of school management systems. Soon, more established schools, colleges, and universities in the country eventually went to software, digital tools, and even mobile apps to streamline their respective various processes such as online payment options, data management and security, and access to cloud platforms among others.

Then came COVID-19 and modern education has never been the same. The DepEd institutionalized ‘blended’ or ‘hybrid learning’ into schools to continue the education process while complying with social distancing guidelines imposed by the national government. Most local governments are now even providing free tablets and mobile data to students from low-income households to make things work.    

With consideration to these online learning challenges, we have also done our part in solving the current education problems by offering the courses at a lower cost, providing access to computer tools and software via cloud technology, Wifi connectivity, and one-on-one classes for more efficient learning and coaching.

COAST: CIIT’s Online Admission SysTem

A new addition to our efforts in making schooling easier is a new and easier way to apply for enrollment. COAST (CIIT’s Online Admission SysTem) is an online platform where students can apply online without the need to send documents via email or with the assistance of an officer which means application is easier than the traditional admission process. With this new development, we expect applications to be much simpler and easier for interested students.

Today, more online institutions are organizing more manageable lesson plans for their students to ease the burden of having to live through these difficult times. Fortunately, while there are still a few nuts and bolts that need tweaking to make modern education’s framework foolproof, online institutions have already come up with the necessary solutions to make things work for students from anywhere in the country.

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