Enhancing the eLearning “White Space” in a Fully-Online Southeast Asian Studies Course at De La Salle University
Mark Inigo M. Tallara is an assistant professor at De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila and faculty member of the newly established Southeast Asian Studies program at DLSU, Philippines.
The development of ‘white space’ focuses on how different course materials and methods enhance learning experiences. Students should make sense of things and never feel overloaded.
Franz Jan S. Santos is an instructor at the History Department, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, and a full time faculty for Social Sciences in the senior high school unit of the same university.
To address the need for dialogue, teachers have created opportunities for consultations and conversations by creating webrooms where students “hang out” with them and peers.
The Pandemic and East Asian University Internationalization: The Southern Taiwan-Philippine Experience
Brian U. Doce is a faculty member of De La Salle University’s International Studies Department in the Philippines.
The sudden disruption of international travel by the pandemic impacted the internationalization activities of Philippine universities. This reality led us to reconsider and revisit issues concerning university internationalization practices.
Peter J. Whitfield teaches at Tzu Chi School, Jakarta, Indonesia – an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. He teaches over 150 students between the ages of 15 and 18 in two programs.
This piece covers three areas pertaining to online learning; the use of EdTech in the classroom; students’ ability to adapt to new EdTech, and ensuring that students can have a feeling of connectedness with each other.
Ricky Wang has been at Petra Christian University, Indonesia, since 1998, eventually becoming academic head of the International Business Management Program at the university.
Being forced to lead and teach from a distance was tantamount to teaching-learning and leadership in a crisis. Leadership during a crisis, without being able to meet colleagues directly, is challenging due to the inevitable difficulties of indirect communications.
Social Considerations-and-Constraints of Online Teaching-and-Learning: A Digital Native’s Reflection
Sue Chia Ng is a polytechnic lecturer from Singapore. She has more than ten years experience with the coaching and facilitating of learning in computer-supported classrooms.
The way forward, interestingly, may require us to return to the question on the purpose of schooling. Perhaps, it is not a straightforward case of technology replacing physical schools after all.
Makibi Nakano & Kumiko Kato are both PhD candidates, respectively, at Japan’s Kyoto and Sophia Universities.
Based on our experience of establishing and conducting several conferences online, it was revealed that an online association with online tools is not a panacea. However, it is surely useful in terms of enabling students to communicate with other students spontaneously.
Syanne Helly has taught from kindergarten to university level, she currently teaches in a high school in Indonesia where she serves as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
There has been no study of Indonesian students’ well-being during the pandemic. They could be experiencing isolation and loneliness with the situation, as well as worries about possible academic underperformance.
Allen J. Kim are Johanna O. Zulueta are associate professors at International Christian University, and Soka University, Tokyo, Japan.
As sociology professors our formal training prepared us to be academics. Facts, figures, and connecting ideas is the basis of our work. Yet following the pandemic’s first wave, we became aware that students and teachers yearned for connection; connecting people, not just ideas.
Sensei M. Adorador is an instructor at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay City, Negros Occidental and University of the Philippines– Visayas.
As a college instructor in Negros Occidental, Philippines, I have witnessed how my students struggle in this new education format. I also saw how socioeconomic status affects their schooling. The vulnerable in this scenario are students belong in the lowest strata of our community.