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What is the class modality?

Are classes held online?

Right now, our default modality will be online through the use of BigSky, in line with our objective of continuing the delivery of Benilde education without compromising the safety and health of our students.

However, once the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education permits us to hold face-to-face classes, classes will be conducted on a blended modality where face-to-face classes are combined with online learning experiences. When this happens, health and safety standards in the campuses and inside the classroom will still be maintained.

What materials do I need to have to attend online classes?

For a better online learning experience, you need to have:

  • A reliable internet connection (with a speed of at least 6 Mbps)
  • A desktop computer, laptop (preferred), or tablet with an easy-to-use keyboard and audio and video capacity
  • Course-specific requirements advised by your teacher

Are we required to buy books for our classes?

We do not require students to buy books for their classes. The Br. Fidelis Leddy Learning Resource Center (LRC) has a comprehensive collection of books and resources that teachers and students can use as references for their classes.

How many students are there in a section?

A typical section is composed of 40 students. The class will be divided into 20 students per batch for asynchronous sessions (classes where students can access materials and do activities at their own time and pace) so that the teacher can give students adequate time and attention.

Also, subjects with laboratory use will accommodate a maximum of 20 students only. Some courses also require smaller class sizes (5 to 10 students) so teachers can fully attend to the student.

What is the difference between asynchronous and synchronous sessions?

Asynchronous sessions are classes where you can access materials and do activities at your own time and pace. Synchronous sessions are classes where all students are required to attend a session set by the teacher at the same time.

 

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