/ 11 July 2022

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines will shift to blended learning for Academic Year 2022-2023.

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs said that the university will have three levels of blended learning which combine in-person instruction and remote education.

Under Blended Online Learning, the OVPA said that there will be no in-person or face-to-face sessions.

The learning set-up will be done fully online through a learning management system (LMS) and web conferencing applications for the synchronous sessions.

Meanwhile, Blended Block Learning is a combination of block independent online study and intensive face-to-face sessions based on pedagogical and practical considerations.

This means that only a portion of the semester will be dedicated to in-person classes following the dynamics of having several weeks of laboratory sessions, and then followed by online or asynchronous activities.

Classic Blended Learning on the other hand will have alternate and rotation of physical sessions and asynchronous online learning.

“This model includes flipped classroom approach where students study the learning content at home using assigned reading, pre-recorded lectures, and exercises, and then do guided practice and group during F2F sessions,” OVPA said.

“The model is best implemented when there are no or very few restrictions to going the campus for F2F sessions,” it added.