Diwa’s Partners in Innovation for 2017 raise their plaques of recognition. The plaque is affixed with a working light bulb to symbolize the schools’ innovativeness and creativity in using Genyo e-Learning.
Educators learn to bridge gap between what students learn and the demands of future workplaces
Advancements in technology continuously change the dynamics of workplaces, raising a question every educator needs to confront: Am I doing the right job of preparing learners for the challenges of the creative workplace of the future?
To find a clear and sound answer, Diwa Learning Systems Inc, the country’s leading provider of K-to-12 educational resources, held the Genyo e-Learning Innovation Summit last November 27 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Launched in 2015, the event has become an annual gathering of educators and school leaders who encourage each other to become bold innovators with the help of technology; specifically, Genyo e-Learning, the first and only fully integrated online learning management for basic education in the country. This year, the Innovation Summit focused on bridging the gap between the education students are currently getting and the skills and competencies their future workplace will demand from them.
“It’s incumbent upon schools to mind the gap, and to look for a tool that will make the gap as small as possible, and e-learning is one tool that will do the job,” said Diwa’s president, Dr. Belen L. Belen. He cited how Genyo enables schools across the country to innovate the way they roll out their lessons and activities.
To further elaborate Dr. Belen’s point, Dr. Soo Wai Man, the managing director of Singapore-based iCET Global Pte Ltd, highlighted the impact of technology in teaching, and the steps educators can take to prepare for the next wave of educational technology. “Empower teachers by unifying learning theories, simplifying the use of technologies, and amplifying learning,” said Dr. Soo as he challenged the participants.
A talk from Dr. Carlo Magno, the president of the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association, served as a guide educators can use in choosing which among the many e-learning practices out there are considered the best, helping them to realize e-learning's vast potential as a teaching tool.
For Diwa, the Innovation Summit also serves as a moment to recognize its Partners in Innovation, schools that demonstrate an exceptional ability in using Genyo to make their administrative processes and academic assessment more robust, and to transform their teaching and learning processes into a more collaborative and engaging experience.
The Genyo e-Learning Innovation Summit is part of Diwa's program in celebrating its 35th anniversary. To start its journey to the next 35 years, Diwa commits to moving the nation towards progress with programs that equip educators with skills that will help them stay relevant in the 21st century, elevate the students' learning experience by creating environments that stimulate creativity, and empower schools to be innovation leaders.