Academic Silver Linings in a Philippine State University Amid the Early Stages of Pandemic Cases

  • Cathy Mae Toquero College of Education, Mindanao State University-General Santos City
Keywords: COVID-19, higher education, crisis response strategy, emergency response, Philippines, social media

Abstract

The primary role of the academe is knowledge building, however, due to the prevailing digital divide, some institutions of higher learning were not able to offer even Emergency Online Teaching (EOT) for continuous formal education during the early stages of the pandemic. This article highlights diversified ways that a state university from a developing country  (Philippines)  responded to the crisis to offer assistance towards the social development of the stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Author Biography

Cathy Mae Toquero, College of Education, Mindanao State University-General Santos City

Cathy Mae D. Toquero is an Assistant Professor IV of the College of Education, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, Philippines. She has performed work-related functions such as programme organiser, training coordinator, project leader, among others in extension and research areas relative to Peace Education, Impact Evaluation, and other Teacher Training Programmes. She is Director for Publications and Peer Review of the Philippine Association for Researchers,  Education,  and Statistical Software Users (PARESSU), Inc., and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Asean Journal of Basic and Higher Education. Email: kubaruchika@gmail.com

Published
2021-07-19
How to Cite
Toquero, C. M. (2021). Academic Silver Linings in a Philippine State University Amid the Early Stages of Pandemic Cases. Journal of Learning for Development , 8(2), 448-455. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/498