Posted on 21 January 2021

Virtual Learning During Covid-19

As an urgent response to the increasing numbers of new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Education has recently issued guidelines for re-opening of schools, following the recent Movement Control Order 2.0 (MCO 2.0) measures put in place for containment of COVID-19 in the country.

Many parents however, have expressed their concern about sending their child to school. At REAL Kids, parents still can opt for virtual learning which has been widely practiced to replace traditional face-to-face learning in order to support children’s learning and play at home. REAL Kids has been proactive in designing digital curriculum materials and introducing educational apps and platforms to guide parents to support their children’s learning and play at home, such as:

  1. REAL Kids Virtual Learning Models, which includes Blended Teaching (Live) & Virtual Learning; Cooperative Physical and Virtual Teaching; and Collaborative Virtual Teaching.
  2. Reading Eggs which is an English Language e-learning programme. It covers the five essential components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This comprehensive online reading curriculum is based on scientific research with personalised, one-on-one lessons that match the child's ability. The programme makes learning to read fun and highly motivating for young children, with animations, interactive activities, and exciting rewards. With this programme, our teachers can assign activities and e-books to our students remotely.
  3. Zap Zap Math which is a Mathematics e-learning programme for children that stimulates and engages them with intuitive game-based lessons. It comprises hundreds of math tutoring games. Parents and teachers can easily monitor the child's learning outcome through the Performance Analytics and Virtual Report Cards.

Many parents face new and difficult choices about how their child will continue their education, such as deciding between sending their child back to school and virtual learning. Some parents have no choice but to send their child back to school. The educational applications and platforms listed aim to help parents who opt for virtual learning in facilitating student learning and providing social care and interaction during the MCO.