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6 universities to offer free ‘flexible learning’ training for teachers

Six Philippine universities will offer free training on “flexible learning” for teachers, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) announced Thursday.

“They have been capacitating their faculty members over the past couple of months. They have put in place their learning management system in place,” CHED Chair Prospero de Vera III told reporters during a virtual press briefing.

The six universities that would provide free training are:

  • Far Eastern University
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Central Luzon State University
  • De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila
  • Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  • Tarlac Agricultural University

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All of the said universities are based in Luzon, with three from Metro Manila.

Interested teachers can reach out to the mentioned universities for guidelines on how to avail of the free “flexible learning” training program, the CHEd chair said.

The free training programs will include module writing and technology support, De Vera said as the coronavirus pandemic forces the education landscape to drastically change.

“While I am confident that top universities are very ready, I am concerned that smaller universities, especially those in far-flung areas, may not be as prepared because they don’t have the internal capacity or they have less resources,” De Vera said.

Last month, the CHEd launched an online application which contains education resource materials.

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