DepEd’s e-classrooms: An initiative that’ll convert blackboards into digital boards

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  • Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua disclosed the Department of Education’s  initiative to put up ‘e-classrooms’ in schools
  • Such initiative will convert traditional blackboards into digital boards
  • Using the digital boards, teachers and learners can play educational videos, presentations, and the likes

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua disclosed that the Department of Education (DepEd) now has an initiative to put up “e-classrooms” in schools.

Alain said the project will convert traditional blackboards into digital boards where teachers and learners can play educational videos, presentations, and the likes.

Such will be fulfilled together with the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) which aims to raise the information and communications technology (ICT) literacy of learners, teachers, and school heads by integrating ICT in the school system and providing information technology (IT) equipment to schools nationwide.

Pascua explained that all DCP units have offline version of learning materials.

“So kahit walang Internet, mayroon na siyang resources kaagad na maa-access,” he added.

[So even without Internet connection, they can easily access the resources.]

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones then explained the importance of ICT.

“This will further sharpen their analytical capacities, help them in solving problems, and keep them up with the demands of the world outside—whether it is university studies or the world of work,” Briones noted.