2020-10-10 PHILIPPINES

Notre Dame of Marbel University shifts to Virtual Learning

From the traditional face-to-face mode of education, Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU), in Philippines, took a leap of change by embracing the new normal through online distance learning, for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

To ensure continuity of quality education, the school has adapted “Schoology platform” as its Learning Management System (LMS); it will serve as the virtual school for the learners from their homes through distance learning.

According to Mr. Allan C. Sumadic, elementary and Junior High School Principal of NDMU, the Integrated Basic Education (IBED) of the Marist university prepares itself for the paradigm shift that aims to cater the needs of the learners.

Administrators and teachers had to attend numerous trainings and seminars to be adept at in the said platform.

The virtual learning

For this academic year, there are 489 Elementary pupils enrolled, while Junior High School has 948 enrolees. For the Senior High School, there are 644 students for Grade 11, and 815 for Grade 12. A total of 2,896 students are on the list. Up to now, the school still caters to late enrolees to adhere to the “DepEd” (Philippine Education Department) “No children left behind” initiative.

The school’s learning system will include both Synchronous and Asynchronous sessions. For the synchronous session, teachers and learners meet through the Big Blue Button feature of Schoology which is held in real-time for teachers and learners to have an interactive conversation. As for the asynchronous session, learners study the learning materials and complete tasks or activities independently. With the help of school’s LMS features, parents can get more involved in their children’s education because they can access their children’s grades, assignments, and attendance through their parent’s account. Despite the challenges brought about by the current pandemic, NDMU-IBED still ensures quality education and guarantees success. Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU) is a Marist institution in South Cotabato, in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Here you can read about its history


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