Congratulations to the sixteenth batch of ICC students who completed the Pre Semester Distance Learning Training (PSDLT) last week. Each one was awarded a Certificate of Completion signed by ICC President & Founder Manny Del Prado last August 17, 2022.
ICC’s PSDLT, patterned after University of St Andrews (in Scotland United Kingdom)’s TGAP (Training for Good Academic Practice), is an online training module that prepares the students for the incoming distance education environment and provides refresher courses in reading and writing, two key skills in distance learning. It likewise introduces the student to the Twitter environment.
All new ICC students in the 1st semester (School Year 2022-2023) (Both Online and Face to Face) will be required to take the PSDLT before being accepted to any class this coming school year. Both PSDLT and the Certificate of Completion are free for all ICC students enrolled this school year.
Online Learning Readiness & Interaction of Online Learning Students. In a research conducted last 2013, by Dr. Demir Kaymak of Sakarya University in Turkey, it was found out that that online learning students’ readiness for online learning was positively related with their interactions in learning environments. It was further discovered that readiness for online learning was important and affects learning results of students and interaction variables. This is one of the primary reason why ICC introduced the PSDLT so that the students will be prepared for the new learning environment before the semester starts.
ICC also believes that no matter how advance the digital infrastructure of the school is and no matter how advance the gadgets & internet connection of the students have, the teacher remains the most important factor in the distance learning process.