What are your expectations on RADLearning?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about huge changes not only in the Philippines, but across the globe. As our frontliners exhaust their efforts to combat the worse-case effect of the disease, overtime, businesses will have to resume — and education is no exemption.
Given that the methodology of new normal education would rely on Online and/or Home-based Learning, we asked randomly selected Cobras to give their thoughts on their expectations for home-based learning, particularly RADLearning.
“I expect Modular Learning can help us improve our analytical skills and reading comprehension, which is very conducive for students taking up STEM. However, self-paced education is a problem for students who are having a hard time on dealing and understanding lessons, like math and sciences. Though Modular Learning may be a bit inconvenient to some students, I think it’s better this way than to have online classes since not everyone has internet access in their respective homes.”
— Keith Harold C. Bragat, Senior High School
“I am expecting that RADLearning will serve to aid, bridge and sustain the needs of students to learn away from school. As a student and frontliner, RADLearning for me would be the best way to continue my education despite my duty as a member of Local Rescue Team at my municipality. I also expect that this new mode of learning aims to sustain my life with knowledge that I deserved.” #WeHealAsOne #LearnAsOne
— Peter Dave L. Buensuceso, School of Law & Government
“As a graduate from SHS at Southwestern University PHINMA, I assume it won’t be that hard for me to adjust because they have already taught us to learn by ourselves and not depend on our teacher’s discussions. But not all students have already adjusted to this kind of learning so I know some will really get a hard time in dealing and adjusting. I just hope this school year will be a good start for us freshmen. Laban, Cobras!”
— Tresha Irene V. Mercado, College of Dentistry
“It should be an adaptive way of learning that specifically aims to deliver an innovative system in which the students would be able to continue their studies amidst dealing with a pandemic. With our current situation, the implementation of a new method of learning which includes the production of printed modules should also include having google classrooms wherein students can still interact with their teachers resulting in an efficient and hassle-free work environment for the students and the faculty of Southwestern University Phinma.”
— Erika Rae A. Regner, College of Medical Technology
“My expectations for the RAD learning is that I hope our teachers would be approachable and dedicated enough to help us students in this journey. Most especially in this new normal that we’re doing most of the studying independently which doesn’t assure us if we’re learning it that way it should be. I expect that our teachers would understand every possible concern we have about our studies. ”
— Ian Jason F. Babista, College of Rehabilitative Sciences
“Since this pandemic struck our world upside down many aspects changed and one of them is Education. We all know that not everyone is equally privileged when it comes to education, many people can’t go to school because of the lack of fortune to provide this kind of new normal modality. But as a freshman student of Southwestern University with their new learning modality called RADLearning, I expect it as one of the solutions behind this dark cloud we are experiencing. It is essential for all students who live far away and don’t have easy access on the internet. I also expect that RADLearning can also provide quality education in full remote setup, whereas it will give us free internet access, Microsoft account and educational applications that will help continue our learning journey with the support of our teachers and peers virtually.”
— Wilson Harvey Fevrier M. Salurio, College of Nursing
“I am very grateful that SWU-Phinma has come up with RADLearning to help us students, to cope up with our studies without having our lives put to risk with face to face classes. My first expectation for RAD is for its availability for all enrolled students that lives in remote areas especially for those without cellular towers/internet because submission of projects/examinations online would be a huge problem. Partner couriers that carry out the modules should also be readily available in case of missing papers and whatnot. Secondly, I am expecting that the well-being of the teachers supervising us would not be harmed because I can just imagine the difficulty of accommodating queries from different students at the same time. Lastly, I am expecting that the students will be able to find learning from home enjoyable the same as they enjoy learning inside a classroom.”
— Greammae Rose V. Tacasan, College of Optometry
“My expectations for RADlearning is that I wont be as motivated compared to when we had face-to-face classes. Maintaining good grades would be difficult for me this time because i’m not used to studying at home. I think I’ll also have difficulties with asking my instructors for clarifications because sometimes they dont reply immediately.”
— Hazel Mae Mabini, College of Dentistry
“I don’t know if I already have expectations since I’m not even sure if I’m ready to study amidst this pandemic. But of course, for the sake of learning, we should be ready to face reality and overcome this given horrible situation. So what should I expect then from this innovative mode of learning? Well, surely this will promote more independence for the learners since it’s done online with a provision of learning materials. And also, I think that there will really be challenges for both the students and the instructors but I’m hoping that we can all make the best out of this new set up to ensure a positive impact in both the learning and teaching journey in becoming the best that we can be.”
— Michaela Dioquino, College of Pharmacy