A week after the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities have instructed advisers and instructors to conduct classes using online platforms such as Google Classroom and Microsoft Team to help students cope up with lessons and spend the ECQ with productivity.
Dexter Balita, Multimedia Arts Instructor of Bachelor of Multimedia Arts, class of 13 students is already used to creating Private Facebook Groups for his students for offline or out-of-the-classroom concerns. He understands that not all students have direct access to the internet and Facebook is the fastest and the most accessible way of connecting to his students. He also advises his students to be active online for some reason (1. To be updated with the latest news. 2. Multimedia Students can get an unlimited source of inspiration from other artists. 3. He believes that knowledge and lectures are not only limited to four corners of the classroom.)
Part of the Multimedia Arts Course is “Typography and Layout” and Dexter gives his students weekly tasks like Tourism Logo, COVID-19 infographics, alternative movie posters, at awareness campaign ads. On the 5th week of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, he opted to give his students an Awareness Campaign Activity to end the discriminations to our Modern day heroes, our Frontliners.
Students expressed their gratitude using their creativity in creating posters. It’s their way of showing extreme respect to Frontliners who’s risking their lives for us. Check out their awesome artwork below:
“Bago ko binigay ang proyektong ito sa mga bata, may pinapanuod ako na viral video sa kanila. Isang nurse sa New York (sentro ng epidemya ngayon) na naiiyak sa sobrang hirap ng kanyang trabaho sa panahong ito. Ngunit hindi mo mararamdaman ang pagrereklamo sa kanyang mga sinasabi. Nais nya iparating kung gaano kahirap at kaimportante ang kanyang napiling propesyon. Na kahit buhay nya ay nasa panganib, hindi nya ito ipagpapalit sa kahit anong propesyon. Nais ko ipakita sa mga estudyante ko ang realidad na hinaharap ng mga medical frontliners ngayon. Na higit sa pasasalamat at papuri, mas kailangan nila ang makakausap, masasandalan, maiiyakan, at higit sa lahat ang panalangin nating lahat.” – Dexter Balita | Multimedia Arts Instructor | FAITH Colleges