September 23, 2017

Stepping into the Classrooms of the Future

By Andre Miko Alazas
Photo by Enrique Benedicto

The 24th of June 2011 marked PAREF Springdale School’s launching of the Genyo e-learning system, a Singapore-based online learning management system.

Handled by Diwa Learning Systems, Inc., the ground-breaking learning system aims to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and to make everything easier for students, teachers, and parents.

With its newly created Genyo Computer Lab, PAREF Springdale can boast of being one of the first institutions in the Visayas to implement the said e-learning program.

“We want to promote self-directed learning through technology in a highly competitive 21st century environment,” says PAREF Springdale Academic Director Dr. Renante Payod.

The ribbon-cutting, which was done by Dr. Payod and Diwang Learning Systems Executive Director Gina Limstrom, was immediately followed by the elections of the Student Body Organization' s EXECOM members.

This is the first time the Commission on Elections of the school used an online voting system as opposed to its outdated counterpart – manual elections. The tally of votes was easily seen at the end of the day.

With this, PAREF Springdale hopes not only to intensify its curricular standards, but to enhance its student’s attitude towards learning.