Taguig launches teaching hubs, distributes gadgets for teachers, students

The local government of Taguig City on Wednesday launched a number of teaching hubs to ensure that quality tertiary education is being provided to students despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

At least 10 rooms were opened at the Taguig City University as teaching hubs for the conduct of new normal classes through the sharpened online learning program.

The city’s education office has improved classrooms to meet the teachers’ needs using the available resources. Each teaching hub is equipped with studio equipment as well as a technical team which will assist faculty members in conducting online classes.

The facility will also be utilized in preparing instructional videos for synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

“Ultimately, we want our students at TCU and in the whole public school system to learn, even when the setup is different,” Mayor Lino Cayetano said in a press statement.

“Understanding that the adjustment can be difficult, we have made sure to introduce measures that would ease the burden on both educator and learner,” he added.

Cayetano said the TCU faculty would link the teaching hubs to an online framework, especially designed by respective colleges to deliver quality education. He added that teachers would conduct virtual classes through the Taguig Online Resources & Community Hub learning management system.

During the inauguration of the teaching hubs, students also received more or less 8,700 computer tablets.

Cayetano said the students could use the devices to conduct research, do self-paced virtual learning and seek part-time employment in this period of health crisis.

Aside from the gadgets, the city government also provided allowances ranging from P5,000 to P10,000 to TCU students.

More or less 300 computer tablets were also distributed to all the full-time and part-time faculty members of the city-owned university. –Anna Felicia Santos/KBK, GMA News

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