By Dhel Nazario
Computerized learning modules in mathematics and science by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have been adopted by the Department of Education (DepEd) through a project undertaken by the DOST – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
The computerized learning modules in math are from grades 1 to 8 while learning modules for science are from grades 7 and 8.
“Ang science kasi sa ating basic education nagsisimula pagkakaalam ko sa grade 3 muna hanggang grade 6 dun sa elementary. So yun ang kailangan i-address muna namin kasi kulang pa kami nung grade 3 to 6 para sa elementary,” DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said.
(Science in our basic education if I’m not mistaken begins in grade 3 up to grade 6 in elementary. So I think that’s what we need to address because we have no modules yet from grade 3 to 6.)
DOST said that these materials are Filipino-produced multimedia software to assist teachers and learners in the new delivery mode for distance and blended learning.
The secretary added that the self-learning materials were developed before by the collaborative efforts of the DOST – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), DOST – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), and the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED).
Currently, 132 self- learning materials (SLM) may now be accessed and downloaded through the DepEd Commons, a portal for teaching and learning resources operated by the DepEd.
Webinars on the Courseware were also conducted for DepEd Division of Laguna, Surigao, Marinduque and Biñan since April 24 with 1,966 teacher-participants. The courseware may also be downloaded for free from SEI website at www.sei.dost.gov.ph for MS Windows or from Google Play or Apple Store for the mobile application versions.