Quipper, a Japanese education technology (ed-tech) company, is taking the lead to help educational institutions, along with the students and their parents, navigate the changes as the Philippines opens up the economy and schools.
As the country prepares for the next normal, educational institutions are recalibrating their teaching models. The Department of Education (DepEd) encourages schools to have in-person class schedules in blended learning setups.
This means there are days for face-to-face classes and separate days for home-based learning. Moreover, DepEd emphasized the need to continue utilizing and improving digital learning to catch up with the global trend.
The role of technology in post-pandemic education
Some institutions have started to embrace the hybrid and flexible or HyFlex model. In a hybrid course, all students are expected to undergo the same combination of online or distance and in-person activities.
HyFlex’s “flexible” aspect refers to the flexibility given to students as they can now choose how they participate in the course and engage with the material in the mode or platform best suited to them.
“Nowadays, educational institutions need to provide their students with more engaged learning experiences while ensuring their well-being and meaningful connections. All these elements are critical for a successful learning experience now and in the future. Leveraging the right technology and platform can help educators transition to all types of setups for learning.”
Yusuke Takagi, Quipper Philippines CEO
Helping bridge the gap
To help bridge the gap from traditional learning to the HyFLex model, Quipper has been providing a user-friendly learning management system with extensive content. The ed-tech company also helps educators implement hybrid learning setups to provide students with holistic and flexible learning experiences.
“Quipper combines user-friendly technology with relevant and engaging content to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences. We also work closely with schools, educators, and even students nationwide to ensure that the solutions we offer suit their specific needs, context, and goals. When the pandemic started, we made sure that we could help our partner schools to implement and transition to the new remote learning dynamics. Our e-learning solutions provide teachers with teaching guides, editable presentation slides, and other resources to support their daily lessons. We also provide downloadable study guides for students as alternatives to textbooks and video lessons.”
Yusuke Takagi, Quipper Philippines CEO
Quipper’s LMS platform provides features that cater to various e-learning needs. Educators can manage multiple classes, send and schedule assignments, and assess the student’s performances through the platform. Additionally, it has a content management tool for creating and publishing the teacher’s own materials and a new Essay app for improving their student’s writing tasks.
Meanwhile, students can access their Quipper accounts through the browser or via Android or iOS apps to make it easier to continue learning anytime and anywhere. Parents can supervise and assist their child’s learning progress by monitoring their activities and deadlines through Quipper’s Parent Portal.
The ed-tech also goes the extra mile by delivering monthly usage reports to discuss and maximize the platform’s use and pedagogical webinars for educators.
Aside from the basic Quipper LMS with Parent Portal and Service Support features, there’s also the Quipper School Premium, which enables students to access lectures, assessments, and downloadable study guides in pdf files anytime. They can repeat lessons until they master them.
Lastly, there is the Quipper Video, which has all these features and access to Video Lessons.
Delivering current, exciting content
The ed-tech also ensures that it constantly provides fresh and timely teaching and learning materials for its users.
It announced the addition of a new content offering in June with its K to 3 Content Package. This includes Math, English, Science, Filipino, and Araling Panlipunan for Kinder, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.
Among the other content for this school year includes:
- Senior High School Specialized Subjects for ABM Strand, composed of 8 subjects such as Business Math and Principles of Marketing
- Ready-made content for Grades 4-10 MEFSA subjects (Math, English, Filipino, Science, Araling Panlipunan)
- Grades 11-12 Core Subjects now have an improved version aligned with DepEd’s Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC)
To date, the ed-tech company has an array of content, including over 40,624 videos and more than 2 million assignments. It has served 316,239 teachers and over five million students globally.
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