With over 21 years of experience in creating videos, the Knowledge Channel offers read-to-air lessons and partnership with the government for its plans on distance learning for the upcoming school year.
According to the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI), they have produced over 1,000 videos educational videos in consultation with Department of Education (DepEd). Many of the recent videos also match the DepEd’s K-12 curriculum.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the country shifts to distance learning in public and private schools, the Knowledge Channel is confident that it can help provide content from its “decades-worth of materials for home-based education”.
The KCFI also estimates that around 50% of the video lessons they have on hand matches the DepEd’s revised most essential learning competencies (MELC). Such MELCs will be implemented by the teachers as schools begin on August 24.
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KCFI head for operations Edric Calma said that they are ready to create the rest of the 50% to complete the lessons they will be offering to students.
“We are eager to collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals so we could produce or acquire more video lessons, provide access to these resources, and help teachers and parents support our young learners as they learn,” Calma added.
“We are keen on implementing this grid and partnering with schools divisions and see if this would work. We also devised an assessment plan to help teachers and parents to find out if their young learners are learning well.”
Of all the local channels, the Knowledge Channel has the most to offer the government in helping this year’s blended learning system.
Aside from having over 1,000 ready-to-air lessons, the channel is also accessible through online channels and through Sky, Sky Direct and other cable and direct-to-home satellite services, easily accessed from 4 million homes across the country. It was also accessible through ABS-CBN TVPlus before the network’s broadcast shutdown.
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Still, the channel is ready to partner with DepEd to create other modes of distance learning options, not just content that children can watch on TV.
“The Knowledge Channel is prepared to help DepEd and parents be ready for the incoming school year,” promised KCFI president Rina Lopez-Bautista.
“But we are also preparing for the future. While our curriculum-based video lessons are available on cable TV, online, and offline, we continue to explore more education solutions for every possible context to ensure more relevant learning for every Filipino.”