The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has posted an infographic showing the minimum requirements for e-learning, since it's a fundamental component of blended learning.
Minimum specifications required for digital communications devices:
E-learning applications: Youtube and Q-learning portal
The Ministry of Education and Further Education has announced that parents can call the hotline 155 for any technical queries they may have related to the blended learning approach when schools start in September. (Infographic from MOEHE on the bottom of the article)
Article edited to change the frequency of when students need to attend in-person classes from once to twice a week to once to thrice a week. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education posted on its Twitter account an infographic about blended learning mentioning that students will attend classes 1 - 3 times per week to do coursework, experiments and exams.
Please scroll down to the bottom to see the infographic.
The coming academic year 2020/2021 will start on September 1 as announced by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education last month. Yesterday, however, the Ministry has announced that it has decided to amend the three-phased back-to-school plan and adopt a blended learning approach instead.
We broke down the information from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to make it clearer for you:
A: It's an educational approach that combines online learning and in-person teaching in the classroom.
A: All stages of education across public and private schools, preschools and the higher education institutions.
A: Once to thrice a week, with a maximum attendance rate of 30% of school capacity per day. This will allow students to attend basic classes and conduct laboratory experiments and tests.
A: For specialized, technical, special needs and remote schools, where the total number of students amounts to 30% of the school capacity, students will attend in full capacity (100%) on a daily basis.
A: Schools will need to break the students into groups of no more than 15 in each classroom. Desks must also be arranged to keep a safe distance of 1.5 meters between students in the classroom, to comply with the health and social distancing requirements.
Some levels will be assigned two days a week to attend schools and other classes will be assigned one day a week, according to educational priorities.
A: Students who suffer chronic diseases and students whose parents suffer from chronic conditions. The excepted students, however, must attend personally to school to take the main exams.
A: Approved medical report. For those with parents suffering from chronic conditions, an approved medical certificate and national address certificate for the patient should be submitted to the school.
A: Distance learning will take place on the days when students do not attend school as per the school schedule.
A: According to the blended learning model, students will take the mid-semester and end-of-semester exams at school premises. Schools will be responsible for planning the exam schedules to ensure that physical distancing is maintained.
A: During the first three days (1-3 September), schools will introduce students to the precautionary measures that must be observed while on the school campus. Students will also be informed about blended learning approach in schools from September 1 - 3.
A: Preparatory and high school students will have to wear (cloth) face masks.
A: Relevant leaflets and brochures should be distributed to students and parents at the beginning of the academic year.
A: School management will be sending text messages to parents well ahead of the start of school, which includes the days allocated for their children to visit schools during the first three days, as well as the timings of daily school attendance.
A: Student will be marked absent. Text messages from school management will emphasize the importance of school attendance, noting that the attendance and absence policy will be implemented.
A: School starts at 7:15 am and finishes at 12:30 pm. As for kindergartens, usual daily schedules will be applied during school days, with school start times of 7:10 am and end times of 12:00 pm.
A: School schedules will include 6 classes per day of 45 minutes each, with a five-minute break between classes.
School day will include a 25-minute break. School schedules include three different timings for breaks to reduce the number of students on a single break.
A: 30% of students will attend campus daily from September to November, with the blended learning being deployed. Exam attendance will be considered in the assessment scores, as needed.
A: According to the Ministry, when initially discussing these points and the measures, it is important to always emphasize that these measures are subject to continuous review given the current circumstances and are subject to change according to any developments related to the spread of the virus.
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