We here at i3L strive to deliver the most learner-oriented and dynamic education for our students. We have been implementing blended learning, which is the strengthening of our synchronous teaching-learning sessions with asynchronous study activities, since the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Therefore, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country right in the middle of the previous semester, i3L could thankfully have a smooth transition into fully delivering all teaching sessions online.
In the beginning of the switch into remote learning, we quickly developed guidelines and protocol to ensure full participation and attendance from our students as well as timely and quality delivery of teaching materials from our faculty members. We then kept track of the teaching-learning performance from every single session throughout the rest of the semester. With this performance evaluation tool, we measured the learning effectiveness and student satisfaction from every study program weekly. At the end of the semester, we managed to reach 83% satisfaction and effectiveness rates which is 2% – 6% higher than what we achieved in the beginning of the remote learning period.
At the end of this successful completion of our first online semester, we took initiative to compile lessons learned from our students and faculty members regarding their remote teaching-learning experience. We then shared these new insights to all faculty members through two interactive sessions of Faculty Sharing Sessions over the summer period. Updated protocols have also been developed in order to guide our faculty members to improve their remote teaching. The teaching team at i3L is now more prepared to continue delivering learning activities remotely for the odd semester of 2020-2021 academic year.