DepEd notes steps taken supporting distance learning

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has noted its various efforts supporting its distance learning initiatives for the 2020-2021 school year.

According to DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain del Pascua, the education bureau is taking strides to ensure learners have gadgets to aid in their studies. Del Pascua says 67 percent of the population already has their own device at home.

Apart from the provision of laptops, tablets, and connectivity tools, Del Pascua also made special mention of DepEd Commons, DepEd’s online platform where teachers and students can download for free self-learning modules as well as video lectures.

Earlier, DepEd reassured the public that blended learning dry runs and simulations are being carried out in various school divisions offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs).

Learning materials such as printed modules to be distributed will also be disinfected as a way of safeguarding teachers and students.

Classes were earlier disrupted in March as community quarantines were implemented all over the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under blended learning, television, radio, and the Internet are to be combined as modes of instruction as face-to-face classes will be largely prohibited.