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EdTech Seminar in the Philippines: Sharing expertise to enhance learning with technology for “New Normal”

The seminar “The “New Normal” of School Education with and after Covid-19” was held on January 9, 2021, in Iloilo City, the Philippines. Education experts from the Philippines and Japan shared the expertise on introducing technology in education and how to support students’ learning during the pandemic.

The event was held in a hybrid style of online and offline with 60 participants from various schools.

The Program

  • Session 1: Learning Innovations for Quality Education and Curriculum Implementation during Crisis (Dr. Nestor Pingil, DepEd)
  • Session 2: Tech4Ed Program Orientation (Ms. Faith Y Canales, DICT)
  • Session 3: Introduction to Future Classroom Project (Mr. Daisuke Asano, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan)
  • Session 4: Trend of the Digital Learning in Japan and the World under Covid-19  (Mr. Takahiko Yunokawa, Surala Net Co., Ltd.)
  • Session 5: Future Classroom Pilot Activity in the Philippines (Ms. Tomoko Fujihira, Surala Net Co., Ltd.)

The event started with a presentation by Dr. Pingil, explaining the key points to enhance the quality of education. Following this, Ms. Caneles explained initiatives in the Philippines to leverage technology in education. Moving to the context of Japan,  Mr. Asano from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan, presented Japan’s approach to introducing EdTech and new practices in Japan. Afterward, Surala Net presented the big data analysis of learning of Japanese students on e-learning material “Surala” and project as a part of the “Future Classroom” pilot project in the Philippines. The pilot project showed even low-grade students can learn independently and raise achievement by individual e-learning with the combination of online classes to engage with teachers and students.

In the time of pandemic when schools are forced to close or conduct hybrid style learning, participants enthusiastically listened to presentations to learn innovation in the seminar and apply for their classroom.  We continue to share our experience to support the introduction of e-learning in the classroom and enhance the quality of education.

*This event was held as a part of the “Future Classroom” project supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan, and Japan External Trade Organization.  (*Please refer to the page about the project)