The Philippines has recently stepped up in terms of education system with the sudden shift to the K to 12 program, adopted in most developing countries. As the local traditional education system evolves into a program comparable to those of leading countries, it would be ideal to aspire for a similar reinvention for the tertiary or higher education institutions in the country.
Our country has the bulk of its population spread into scattered islands within our territory and not every location has access to reliable higher education services. Some students from the provinces may even prefer moving to Manila where the famous and steadfast colleges and universities would be found.
Technology advancements easing people’s worries over aspects of communication may transcend its capabilities to giving wider access to education. Education has been fully digitized, with the use of internet and laptops proving to be stipulations for an average student. Most of the resources used for responding to assignments, projects and reviewers for examinations may be found all over the web if a library proves to be unavailable or nowhere near one’s location. Gadgets and internet have become indispensable parts of our lives.
Our country has been struggling to find viable means of education that would surpass distance, encompassing the 7, 107 islands of the Philippines. Through online education, it may be possible. The government has expressed its intent in pushing for a wider access to the web by providing WiFi in public places. This move may open the gateway to a lot of opportunities for learning as the internet can provide thousands of resources at the touch of a finger.
Filipinos investing in technology such as gadgets and appliances mean that we’re all adaptable to the high-speed progress of the digital age. We, as learners and educators, possess the aptitude to at least keep up with the international standards of education. Welcoming the option of online learning into the Filipino education system may eventually unveil the hidden potential in our fellowmen, if only given the chance to gain access to a formal education.