Kalinga State U adopts flexible learning approach amidst ECQ
TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Kalinga State University adopted a flexible learning approach to finish school year 2019-2020.
University President Eduardo Bagtang said the measure is part of their academic freedom to adopt measures to finish the semester, which in KSU’s case will end by end of May.
Since not all students have access to the Internet and not all have gadgets, Bagtang said they developed learning tools appropriate for those who have Internet connection and for those who are not.
He said students who have Internet connectivity may download modules or listen to recorded lectures on YouTube.
Students who do not have Internet connectivity may avail of a hard copy of the free self-guided modules that contain major topics.
“They can message the faculty member concerned for guidance or clarification in the module,” Bagtang said. For those staying in their home communities, distribution can be arranged with local government units. The strategy is also in compliance with the guidelines of the quarantine of maintaining physical distance.
To avoid crowding, distribution of modules will start with graduating students followed by lower years, senior high school and junior high school.
Students will be working at their homes or boarding houses and will submit the requirements after the learning period for assessment by the faculty.
Graduating students who complete all the requirements and will have passing mark will be confirmed by the Board of Regents and will be declared by the university president as graduates, and issued their diploma and transcript of records.
“If the situation returns to normal, graduating students numbering to more than 700 aside from senior high completers and summer graduates may join the graduation march the following semester,” Bagtang said. – Peter A. Balocnit